Member since 1972
The Dutch Association of Hospital Pharmacists (NVZA) support hospital pharmacists in their professional and social responsibility to make the best circumstances including (Specialized) pharmaceutical care for patients a treatment relationship with their hospital.
The hospital pharmacist is responsible for safe, effective, efficient, responsible and customer-focused pharmaceutical care - in the hospital, the clinic, the clinic in the regional healthcare chain. Cooperating with other specialists of continuity of care for the patient. Without walls between secondary and primary care. With the patient at the centre and working from his / her role as a therapist.
NVZA is a scientific society, encourage and promote research, innovation and expertise.
NVAZ represents 774 hospital pharmacists working in 126 hospitals in the Netherlands.
In the Netherlands there is a legally recognised specialisation which is mandatory to work as a hospital pharmacist and as a hospital pharmacy manager. Since 2004 this 4 year postgraduate training program includes aspects such as clinical pharmacy, compounding, laboratory techniques, and logistics. Additionally research is a mandatory part of the specialisation.