The ESCP Best Clinical Pharmacy Practice papers aim to disseminate best practices in clinical pharmacy through peer-reviewed publication in the International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy (IJCP). By disseminating best practices, ESCP aims to enhance the exchange of knowledge and experiences to promote innovative and sustainable clinical pharmacy services. There is potential to generate impact at many levels of patient care, professional practice, healthcare organisations and society.

What is best practice?

Best practices in clinical pharmacy relate to developments in practice and education, which are supported by thorough development and implementation processes along with high quality, robust and rigorous research evidence of evaluation outcomes. These outcomes may include aspects such as acceptability, adoption, appropriateness, effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, efficiency, satisfaction, sustainability etc. Any areas of clinical pharmacy practice and education development in any setting will be considered.

How do I get involved?

In October of each year, a call is announced for the submission of a 250-word abstract describing the Best Practice initiative. These are then assessed by an experienced panel, with those successful invited to submit a full paper to IJCP. These papers are then handled by IJCP through the standard peer review processes. Those accepted are published in IJCP.

Are there any examples?

Have a look at these!

They are all provided FREE for members.

We want your best practice!

The European Society of Clinical Pharmacy (ESCP) and the International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy (IJCP) are continuing the ‘Best Clinical Pharmacy Practice papers’ initiative. We are calling for clinical pharmacy practices and education that describe innovative and sustainable clinical pharmacy practices worth sharing, to be published in the IJCP.

Submissions are welcome from anyone! You don’t need to be an ESCP member or based in Europe!

Click here to see the details about the call for best practice papers.