WHAT CONSTITUTES ADVANCED PRACTICE HOSPITAL PHARMACY IN EUROPE? HAVE YOUR SAY!

 

The European Association of Hospital Pharmacists, and its 35 national member associations, are developing a ‘common training framework’ to express the agreed knowledge, skills and competencies that represent advanced practice in hospital pharmacy in Europe.

The purpose of the framework is to enhance the quality of, safety of, and equity of access to, patient care in every European country.

The framework will achieve this by providing a benchmark in hospital pharmacy education for all European health systems to strive for; and actively supporting the realisation of the European Statements of Hospital Pharmacy.

In the longer term, EAHP has an aspiration that the agreed framework could be recognized at an EU level and enable improved labour mobility of hospital pharmacists via mutual recognition of hospital pharmacy qualifications between countries.

A working group consisting of hospital pharmacy representatives from across Europe undertook an 18 month project to develop an initial draft of a potential common training framework, drawing from existing hospital pharmacy specialization programmes, and the findings of the 2011 Pharmine project.

EAHP is now conducting a pan-European consultation on its contents, according to Delphi principles. The consultation portal will open on Monday 27 February 2017.

Registration for the consultation closed on 20 February 2017 at 1700 CET.

MORE ABOUT THE CONSULTATION

A short guide explaining the method of consultation being used, and how to participate, is available here.

The consultation draft of the common training framework is available to read as a PDF document here.