ESCP has announced that the International Workshop for 2023 will take place in Antwerp from 20-21 April 2023. Interested in ‘Advancing clinical pharmacy and care in diabetes and cardiovascular comorbidities’? Come and join us!
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ESCP Fellowship is awarded in recognition of the outstanding contributions to the advancement of clinical pharmacy in general and in Europe in particular, as well as service to ESCP. At the recent workshop in Zurich, ESCP Fellowship was awarded to Vera Jordan-von Guten, who now joins a small group of around 35 Fellows. Vera has been instrumental in the development of clinical pharmacy education, research and practice in Switzerland, throughout Europe and beyond. She has been a member and supporter of ESCP for many years, became a member of the Education Committee in 2008, Chair of the committee in 2013, and only stepped down from the committee in 2021. ESCP is proud of, and indebted to, Vera.
A position paper from the European Society of Clinical Pharmacy defining ‘clinical pharmacy’ and its relationship to pharmaceutical care has very recently been published in the International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy. The paper is available open access at https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11096-022-01422-7
Developed following a consultation exercise amongst ESCP members, the position paper clarifies that clinical pharmacy (1) represents both a professional practice and feld of research, (2) aims to optimise the utilisation of medicines in order to achieve person-centered and public health goals, (3) as a practice encompasses cognitive, managerial and interpersonal activities targeting all stages of the medicines use process, and as a feld of research generates knowledge that informs clinical decision-making, health care organisation or policy, (4) as a practice is restricted to pharmacists, (5) can be practiced regardless of setting, and (6) encompasses pharmaceutical care but is not restricted to it.
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