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Latest News

New Editor-in-Chief Announced for International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy

The International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy (IJCP) has announced that Professor Derek Stewart has been appointed as the new Editor-in-Chief with effect from 1 January this year.

Welcome from Derek Stewart, the new ESCP President

I write these words in my first few weeks of being President of ESCP to introduce myself and to wish you a very prosperous 2021.

ESCP research committee publish their pan-European study on the impact of COVID-19 on clinical pharmacy services

ESCP research committee have published their study on the impact of COVID-19 on clinical pharmacy services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study findings, published in Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy showed that pharmacists...

In memoriam Foppe van Mil

With deepest sadness we have to announce to you that Foppe van Mill, ESCP fellow, passed away last Saturday. It is almost impossible to describe what Foppe brought for clinical pharmacy in general and ESCP in more specific.

Spring workshop 2021 in Zurich “Malabsorption and malnutrition – a challenge for clinical pharmacists”

The International Spring Workshop of the ESCP will take place in Zurich, Switzerland, from 26 - 27 April 2021.

Examples of Clinical and Hospital Pharmacy Services for COVID19 patients

The European Society of Clinical Pharmacy (ESCP) and the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP) announce a call for examples of Clinical and Hospital Pharmacy Services for COVID19 patients valuable to share. Summarize your activities in a 2-3 minute self-made video to be shared online with your colleagues across Europe.

ESCP Symposium in Lisbon postponed

With great regret we have to inform you that the General Committee has decided to postpone the ESCP-autumn Symposium 2020 in Lisbon to October 2021. Continuing with organizing our symposium will result in too much uncertainties with respect to safety, finances and number of participants.


The ESCP realizes that we are in extraordinary times with a COVID-19 virus affecting our private and working life. Many people, including clinical pharmacists, are working to control the virus and its consequences.

Interprofessional Guideline to support patients with oral anticoagulation therapy

International experts in anticoagulation launch an interprofessional Guideline to support patients receiving oral therapy. iPACT (International Pharmacists for Anticoagulation Care Taskforce) made 18 recommendations in the new Guideline, providing the base for optimization of oral anticoagulation care for patients across different countries and...

Financial support to attend annual ESCP symposium

ESCP is awarding financial support to attend the 48th Symposium of European Society of Clinical Pharmacy (ESCP) in Ljubljana (Slovenia) from 23-25 October 2019. ESCP actively promotes the education of clinical pharmacists from developing countries. One way of doing this is to make the ESCP Symposium more accessible to...

How „Apothecary Intelligence“ could improve pharmaceutical care

Everybody is talking about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and whether computer algorithms will take over the jobs of pharmacists, physicians, and other healthcare professionals. The new book Pharmaceutical Care in Digital Revolution by pharmacist Claudia Rijcken offers a refreshing new perspective: How to combine the...

ESCP social media guidelines online

Many of us are active on facebook, LinkedIn, twitter … but how should we act there? Where should we post what kind of posts? The communication committee on behalf of the general committee published the social media guidelines of the ESCP online. Have a look at our...

ESCP Research Grant 2018 awarded

Every two years, ESCP awards a research grant which aims to allow the recipients to undertake research that has the potential to advance clinical pharmacy in Europe. The grant is open to all ESCP members and affiliated with organisations based in Europe. The ESCP research grant for 2018 was awarded to a submission led by Dr Katie MacLure of...


ESCP Research Grant 2016 winners publish their study

The ESCP research grant winners from 2016 have just published their study in PLos One. This collaborative work, which involved researchers from the UK, Ireland and Malta, was a systematic review of the methodological approaches used to assess clinical outcomes of pharmacy-based management of minor ailments. The main finding was that the...

Readmission to primary care: the role of community pharmacists post-discharge

Receiving care in multiple health care settings often means that patients obtain medication from different prescribers. Unfortunately, medication information is often poorly documented and poorly transferred between health care settings which introduces the risk on drug-related problems (DRPs). Previous studies often focused at medication...

ESCP initiates Special Interest Group for Clinical Decision Support

Medication safety and rational pharmacotherapy using specific disease and patient characteristics are central aspects in current healthcare practice. With increasing knowledge of different factors influencing pharmacotherapy, CDS is becoming increasingly important as an aid to reach optimal outcomes for the individual patient. CDS systems can...

Background information on the ESCP Annual Symposium in Heidelberg

The next ESCP annual symposium in Heidelberg is only days away. To get you into the right mood, we took a look at the current situation of clinical pharmacy in Germany and present you the two symposium presidents; Hanna Seidling and Ulrich Jaehde. This article was first published in the...

How to create a pharmacy service?

Current challenges in pharmacy practice include the normalisation of pharmacy services into routine healthcare practice. Existing frameworks for health program planning provide robust guidelines for developing, implementing and evaluating health interventions and services and so can help to overcome existing challenges. Pharmacy services are...

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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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