Friday, May 16, 2014

New European Statements of Hospital Pharmacy agreed by patients, healthcare professionals and hospital pharmacists

A robust set of hospital pharmacy practice standards for Europe has been agreed at an international Summit in Brussels. These standards should be met across European health systems to ensure safe, effective and optimal use of medicines in collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams. 

The standards were agreed at European Hospital Pharmacy Summit which concluded on Thursday 15th May, and was attended by more than 100 persons. 

The statements were subject to open Delphi consultation with national hospital pharmacy associations, European patient groups, doctors and nursing organisations. The same organisations then gave their final joint approval to each statement individually by a weighted voting method at the Summit event. 

Results of Summit votes HERE

A full summary of the Summit proceedings and the formation of the statements will be made available in the European Journal of Hospital Pharmacy. EAHP and its national member associations now look forward to working with national health systems to bring about the full achievement of the European Statements of Hospital Pharmacy in every European country

The European Statements of Hospital Pharmacy are available HERE.