Who says? The recent EU guidelines for the prudent use of antimicrobials 1 in human health has exactly this statement. It is rare to find such a strong endorsement of pharmacists’ roles and this presents both a challenge and an opportunity. The guidelines go on to state that pharmacists can act (or should!) as an important source of advice and information for patients and prescribers on safe, rational and effective use.
In this issue, we publish the results of the EAHP survey for sections 1, 3 and 4 of the EAHP statements. The results make interesting reading as they give a snapshot in time of the state of hospital pharmacy across Europe. There is much that is commendable, and the results show a desire for things to continue to move in the right direction. The red warning light on the dashboard for me is the statement ‘Not considered to be a priority by my managers’.
This is a ‘finger food’ book with little morsels of information for grazing but usefully divided into five sections with a number of chapters in each section. Are there 500 tips? I don’t know as they are not numbered but there are certainly a lot of useful pointers to those eager to publish their research. Each chapter has a bite-sized statement with a few lines of explanation below it
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Selecting a term
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