The Pharmaceutical Care Network Europe (PCNE) was established in 1994 and it became an official association (under Dutch law) in 2004.
Pharmaceutical Care is the pharmacist's contribution to the care of individuals, in order to optimize medicines use and improve health outcomes.
The PRACTISE project (PhaRmAcist-led CogniTIve Services in Europe), a survey on remuneration of pharmacist-led cognitive services with a focus on medication review, initiated at the PCNE Symposium in Hillerød in February 2016 is progressing. The project is recognised as a PCNE project.
By the end of March 2017, the survey was closed and we had a response rate of 73% (n=35) with 2.5 Respondents/country (three stakeholders per country). After preliminary data analysis, the team developed a consensus document to resolve inconsistencies within country responses. This document was sent (early July) to each participant of the survey for validation purposes, with the goal of reaching consensus, ie, a final, unique and reliable response per country.
Eight weeks later and after two reminders, we achieved full response from 13 countries (Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Macedonia, Northern Ireland, The Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Ukraine) and partial response (2/3 or 1/2 participants) from 10 countries (Albania, Croatia, England, Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, Luxemburg, Malta, Slovakia, Switzerland). The countries with one participant were asked to find an external respondent to validate their answers. From the 7 countries with this profile (Austria, Bulgaria, Georgia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia), there was only one response so far (Romania).
We are now (1st October 2017) still expecting for 35 participants to return their consensus documents. Soon we expect to begin the evaluation of consensus process towards the final data analysis. If you originate from one of the underrepresented countries (in bold), please contact the Practise project team via the PCNE secretariat (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Tamara Isenegger & Kurt Hersberger, University of Basel, Switzerland
- Inês Soares & Filipa Alves da Costa, Instituto Superior de Ciências da Saúde Egas Moniz, Caparica, Portugal
- Urška Nabergoj Makovec, Nejc Horvat & Mitja Kos, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Pharmacy, Slovenia