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New programme on hospital pharmacy training and development of clinical pharmacy
  1. Jean-Daniel Hecq
  1. Correspondence to Dr J-D Hecq, Department of Pharmacy, CHU UCL Mont-Godinne, Rue Docteur Gaston Therasse 1, 5530, Yvoir, Namur, Belgium; Jean-daniel.hecq{at}

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In March 2007, Rudy Demotte, the then Minister of Social Affairs and Public Health, launched a call for clinical pharmacy projects from general and university hospitals in Belgium. This call for proposals was in response to ongoing efforts by the Belgian Association of Hospital Pharmacists to increase funding for clinical pharmacy in the country. Proposals needed to specify the exact nature of a temporarily funded position, and on which ward or wards work would take place. Altogether, 80 proposals were received by a National Network of the Pharmaceutical and Therapeutic Committee. Twenty-seven were selected for funding, which included 13 full time and 15 half time staff posts in clinical pharmacy in the areas of pain treatment, …

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