Pharmaceutical Care Network Europe

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.

Conferences Working groups

PCNE Working group on Medication Adherence

Medication non-adherence is a global problem and subject of thousands of publications. For practicality reasons, questionnaires are widely used to assess (non)-adherence but every available instrument has shortcomings. Despite these challenges, valid and reliable instruments are needed for research and pharmacy practice to assess (non)-adherence within phases of initiation, implementation, or persistence. Further, instruments should be available in different languages and free of charge for all researchers and practitioners. This working group was founded during the General Assembly in 2022 and will contribute to this field.


Contact persons for this working group are: Christiane Eickhoff ( and Isabelle Arnet (