Good Pharmacy Practice pharmaSuisse QMS
Die FIP definiert die Good Pharmacy Practice über die folgenden Anforderungen an die Apotheke und ihr Personal. Die Good Pharmacy Practice ist ein Bestandteil des Qualitätsprogramms QMS von pharmaSuissse.Good Pharmacy Practice Requirements:
- A) Good Pharmacy Practice requires that a pharmacist’s first concern must be the welfare of the patient in all settings.
- B) Good Pharmacy Practice requires that the core of the pharmacy activity is the supply of medication and other health care products, of assured quality, appropriate information and advice to the patient, and monitoring the effects of their use.
- C) Good Pharmacy Practice requires that an integral part of the pharmacist’s contribution is the promotion of rational and economic prescribing and appropriate medicine use.
- D) Good Pharmacy Practice requires that the objective of each element of pharmacy service is relevant to the individual, is clearly defined and is effectively communicated to all those involved.
- Professional factors should be the main philosophy underlying practice, although it is accepted that economic factors are important.
- There must be pharmacist input to decisions on medicine use.
- The ongoing relationship with other health professionals, particularly physicians, should be seen as a therapeutic partnership involving mutual trust and confidence in all matters relating to pharmacotherapeutics.
- The relationship with other pharmacists should be as colleagues, each seeking to improve pharmacy services, rather than as competitors.
- In practice organisations and group practices, pharmacy managers should accept a share of responsibility for the definition, evaluation, and improvement of quality.
- The pharmacist should be aware of the essential medical and pharmaceutical information about each patient. Obtaining such information is simplified if the patient chooses to use only one pharmacy or if the patients’ medication profile is available.
- The pharmacist needs independent, comprehensive, objective and current information about therapeutics and medicines in use.
- Pharmacists in each field of practice should accept personal responsibility for maintenance and assessment of competence throughout their professional working lives
- Educational programs for entry to the profession should appropriately address contemporary and foreseeable future changes in the practice of pharmacy.
- It is necessary to specify national standards of good pharmacy practice that should be adhered to by practitioners.
There are four main elements of Good Pharmacy Practice to be addressed:
- 1. Activities associated with promotion of good health, avoidance of ill-health and the achievement of health objectives.
- 2. Activities associated with the supply and use of medicines and items for the administration of medicines or otherwise related to treatment. These activities may be undertaken in the pharmacy or in an institution or home care setting.
- 3. Activities associated with self-care, including advice about and, where appropriate, the supply of a medicine or other treatment for the symptoms of ailments that can properly be self-treated.
- 4. Activities associated with influencing prescribing and medicine use.
- Establishment of arrangements with other health professional communities for health promotion activities at a population level, including the minimisation of the abuse and misuse of medicines.
- Professional assessment of promotional materials for medicines and other products associated with health.
- Dissemination of evaluated information about medicines and aspects of health care.
- Involvement in all stages of clinical trials.
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