Published on:April 2018
    Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Community Medicine, 2018; 4(1s):s83-s87
    Research Article | doi:10.5530/jppcm.2018.1s.26

    National Survey of Pharmacy Leadership at Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia: Professional Development

    Authors and affiliation (s):

    Yousef Ahmed Alomi*1, Modhi Abdulmohsen Albaz2, Wejdan Fawzan AlMuhraj2, Mashael Yasser AlKharji2, Norah Rushud Alshuraym2

    1The Past General Manager of General Administration of Pharmaceutical Care and Head, National Clinical pharmacy, and pharmacy practice and Pharmacy R and D Administration, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, KSA.

    2Clinical Pharmacy Staff, General Administration of Pharmaceutical Care, Ministry of Health, Riyadh 11392, SAUDI ARABIA.


    Objective: To explore the national survey of pharmacy leadership at the Ministry of Health with emphasis on pharmacy Professional development. Methods: It is a ninety days cross-sectional national survey of pharmacy leadership practice at Ministry of Health. The survey modified from self-assessment of 360 leadership and with pharmacy leadership literature. The electronic format of the survey through survey monkey system and distributed through emails. All analysis is done through survey monkey system. The survey divided into for several parts for analysis, and discussion. Part one: practice management, part two: planning and organizations, part three: communications strategies, part four: problem-solving and decision making, part five: performances management, part six; working environment, and part seven: professional development. The study explored the part number seven: National Survey of Pharmacy leadership: Professional development. Results: The survey distributed to one hundred hospitals, the response rate, was forty-two hospitals (42%) with seventy-pharmacy leaders. The gender distribution of responders was Male 43 (63.24%) and female 25 (36.76%) while the nationality was Saudi 69 (98.57%) and non-Saudi 1 (1.43%). Most responders were in age range (25-34) years 30 (55.12%) and (35-44 years) 26 (38.24%). The average score Developing Other skills was 2.6 (86.46%) with the highest score was the leader open to receiving feedback 2.69 (89.65%). While average score Coworker Development skills were 2.56 (85.32 %) with the highest score was Reviews others’ work for quality and provides feedback 2.66 (88.65%). The average score Continual Improvement skills was 2.6 (86.65%) with the highest score was Open to the suggestions from others 2.75 (91.65). While the Leading the Change needed skills average score was 2.57 (85.65%) with the highest score was Supports hospital’s efforts to implement changes that needed to enhance pharmacy care. 2.71 (90.32%). Conclusion: The professional development skills of pharmacy leader was acceptable with a specific limit at Healthcare origination in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Targeting to improve the pharmacy leader’s skills; the Continuous Professional Development program for pharmacy leadership implementation at all Ministry of Health organization is highly recommended.

    Key word: Pharmacy leadership, Professional development, Ministry of health, Saudi arabia.

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