The Analysis Of The Registration Process For A Pharmacist

1632 WordsMar 3, 20157 Pages
The critical analysis of the registration process for a pharmacist in another Member State registering to practice in the Republic of Ireland will be facilitated through an understanding of the influence of the European Union and a comparison of the registration procedures outlined by both the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom. The agreement of ROI to the European Treaty in 1973 on 1 January has had and has a profound effect on all legislation including the area of pharmacy. EU legislation predominantly comes in the form of directives or regulations. Regulations are considered mandatory in their totality where-as directives allow for implementation into national law sanctioning countries to incorporate it using their own methods as long as the outcome is achieved (Weedle and Clarke 2011). Therefore with a directive there is an overshadowing concern that the extent of implementation may not be the same across member states which will be demonstrated in a moment. The ambitions at the time of engagement with the EU were to allow free movement of “services, goods, money and persons”. (EU aide) This is still relevant today and is beneficial for professionals, and includes the free movement of pharmacists which is most applicable for this critical analysis. One of the goals of the EU was to achieve a single European market this entailed pursing harmonisation across member states. A step towards this involved mutual recognition of professional qualifications. Therefore
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