Works competently within pharmaceutical organisational and management systems


  • Maintains accountability to the organisation for the scope of their role and for working within the appropriate medical/governance framework.
  • Understands the structure and organisation of the pharmaceutical industry in the context of the production and provision of medicines and medical products for the benefit of patients.
  • Demonstrates appropriate professional values and behaviours in performing the role of a pharmaceutical physician.
  • Understands the organisation, accountabilities and responsibilities of national and regional regulatory agencies and related bodies.
  • Understands the legislative framework that the pharmaceutical industry operates in; keeps up to date with legal and regulatory developments and applies these in practice.
  • Understands the structure and organisation of relevant healthcare systems, e.g. the National Health Service (NHS) and related health organisations, e.g. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
  • Always performs within regulatory and professional guidelines and codes of practice.

Evidence to inform decision

  • Documentary/oral presentations
  • Meetings participation/leadership
  • Personal/Professional Development Plan
  • Equality and diversity training
  • Code of practice training
  • Health and safety training
  • Documentation from a completed project led by trainee
  • WPBAs
  • Core competencies
  • ES report
  • Course assessment

Mapping to GPCs

Domain 1 – Professional values and behaviours

Domain 2 – Professional skills:

  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Dealing with complexity and uncertainty

Domain 3 – Professional knowledge:

  • Professional requirements
  • National legislative requirements
  • The health service and healthcare systems in the four countries

Domain 4 – Capabilities in health promotion and illness prevention

Domain 5 – Capabilities in leadership and team working

Domain 6 – Capabilities in patient safety and quality improvement:

  • Patient safety
  • Quality improvement

Domain 7 – Capabilities in safeguarding vulnerable groups

Domain 8 – Capabilities in education and training

Domain 9 – Capabilities in research and scholarship