16:15 – 16:45 Thomas de Rijdt, Head of Pharmacy at VZA
A presentation about the GDP, challenge and opportunity for hospital pharmacists. The profession of hospital pharmacist changed over the years from simple compounder over box mover to interdisciplinary therapy provider. The new tasks require new skills to check the appropriateness of medication therapy and to counsel patients and the other health care professionals.
Guidelines and quality systems became stricter, costs are rising and hospitals are evolving towards networks. This pushes the sector to standardization, automation, centralisation and scale increase in order to guarantee a positive cost/benefit ratio in providing the optimal therapy to the patient.
Next to the clinical role the hospital pharmacist must excel in compounding and distribution according GxP guidelines.