ESCP Mission & Vision

The European Society of Clinical Pharmacy was founded in 1979 by clinical practitioners, researchers and educators from various countries across Europe. Since its foundation, there has been a gradual and sustained growth of clinical pharmacy in many European countries.

What is Clinical Pharmacy?

  • It is a health specialty, which describes the activities and services of the clinical pharmacist to develop and promote the rational and appropriate use of medicinal products and devices.
  • Clinical Pharmacy includes all the services performed by pharmacists practising in hospitals, community pharmacies, nursing homes, home-based care services, clinics and any other setting where medicines are prescribed and used.
  • The term "clinical" does not necessarily imply an activity implemented in a hospital setting. It describes that the type of activity is related to the health of the patient(s). This implies that community pharmacists and hospital pharmacists both can perform clinical pharmacy activities.

Our Vision

The European Society of Clinical Pharmacy (ESCP) is 
an international leader in advancing quality and innovation
in clinical pharmacy education, practice and research.

Our Mission

The European Society of Clinical Pharmacy (ESCP) is an organization that 
promotes, supports, implements and advances 
education, practice and research in clinical pharmacy 
in order to optimize outcomes for patients and society.

Therefore, ESCP

  • promotes the value and impact of clinical pharmacy services among health care professionals, scientific societies, health authorities and the public;
  • raises awareness of clinical pharmacy practice and its activities across Europe and internationally (e.g. through publications).
  • providing symposia, workshops and specific courses on innovative approaches to clinical pharmacy education, development and delivery ;
  • supporting ESCP members and institutions in identifying, organizing and delivering quality teaching programs in clinical pharmacy.

  • providing a forum to share knowledge and ideas that develop and stimulate innovation in clinical pharmacy practice;
  • engaging and supporting international, national and local leaders in clinical pharmacy education, practice and research;
  • promoting a philosophy of practice in which clinical pharmacists are members of a multidisciplinary team of patient-centred health care providers.

  • disseminating clinical pharmacy research findings ;
  • stimulating innovative and high quality research in all areas of clinical pharmacy;
  • promoting and enabling multi-centre research in all areas of clinical pharmacy both within countries and between countries or differing healthcare delivery systems.

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About ESCP

The European Society of Clinical Pharmacy (ESCP) is an organization that promotes, supports, implements and advances education, practice and research in clinical pharmacy in order to optimize outcomes for patients and society.

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ESCP International Office
Theda Mansholtstraat 5B
2331JE Leiden
Netherlands

+31 715 766 157

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