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What is a hospital pharmacist, our competencies?

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The European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP) represents and develops ‘the hospital pharmacy profession within Europe in order to ensure the continuous improvement of care and outcomes for patients in the hospital setting’.1 This is stated to be achieved through ‘science, research, education, practice, as well as sharing best-practice and responsibility with other healthcare professionals’. The FIP Basel statements from 2008 list 75 statements reflecting the profession’s preferred vision of practice in the hospital setting.2

In 2011, based on the Bologna process, the Pharmine Consortium, presented a European common competency curriculum and specialised pharmacy practice curricula for the three main areas of pharmaceutical expertise, including a curriculum for hospital pharmacist education and training (WP4).3 The aim of WP4 was to provide recommendations on a set of competencies for hospital pharmacy specialisation with the specific aim of reaching consensus …

Correspondence to Dr Tommy Eriksson, Biomedical Sciences, Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society, Malmö 211 19, Sweden; tommy.eriksson{at}

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  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

  • Author note TE is Deputy Editor for EJHP.

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