Guidelines outline more detail around the expectations of a Standard and relevant legislation and how to apply the Standard and/or legislation to support optimal practice. Guidelines are meant as references to be used alongside, not in place of, the Standards and/or legislation. Operational guidelines outline optimal operations of a pharmacy.
Guidance provides information that articulates or supports the College’s expectations in practice for topics/areas that are developing or emerging and will likely be changing in the future. They are based on the circumstances and context at the time they are published.
A conceptual structure intended to support or guide the building of an approach or an objective. It can set out the conditions required to achieve the desired performance or outcome, and often ensures the inclusion of guiding principles in its approach.
Position statements outline the College’s regulatory or policy stance on emerging issues around a specific area of practice. Position statements can change as they are based on the circumstances and context at the time they are published.