The aim of the Clinical Pharmacology Department is to promote a reasoned, safe, effective and efficient use of medication at Vall d'Hebron University Hospital. Together with the Catalan Institute of Pharmacology Foundation, we are a WHO Collaborating Centre for Pharmacoepidemiology Research and Investigation.
Our activities are split into healthcare and institutional support, research, and education and training.
Healthcare and institutional support
- We are responsible for pharmacovigilance at the hospital:
- we resolve doctors’ queries regarding adverse reactions to medication.
- we carry out a programme for reporting suspected adverse reactions to medication.
- We hold information sessions for the hospital's departments.
- We help develop the selection of drugs and drug policies to promote their healthy use:
- we are actively involved in the hospital's Drug and Therapeutics Committee.
- we assess treatment authorisation requests at the Committee for the Assessment of Treatments with Special Conditions of Use (CATSEU).
- we help monitor the use of Hospital Outpatient Prescription Medication.
- we provide our point of view to the Pain Committee and the Thromboembolic Disease and Antibiotics Sub-Committees.
- We prepare and disseminate information on therapies and medication:
- we answer our hospital colleagues’ therapy-related questions about patients.
- we publicise medication safety alerts.
- We carry out pharmacoepidemiological studies:
- we describe the use of medication in everyday clinical practice.
- we generate information on the safety and effectiveness of medication under normal conditions of use.
- We support the actions of the hospital’s Drug Research Ethics Committees (CEIm).
- We are involved in the Vall d'Hebron Research Institute's Clinical Research Support Unit (USIC) .
Education and Training
- We train and educate Clinical Pharmacology specialists.
- We teach Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology at the hospital’s Autonomous University of Barcelona Teaching Unit.
- We take part in the European Programme in Pharmacovigilance and Pharmacoepidemiology (Eu2P)
See the website of the Catalan Institute of Pharmacology Foundation
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