Assembly agrees changes to EAHP Mission and Goals

The Budapest EAHP General Assembly ratified changes to the Mission and Goals of the Association.

On the occasion of its 40th anniversary in January 2012, the EAHP Board reviewed and considered the ongoing mission of the Association. The Board then proposed to the June General Assembly some redefinitions which were ratified by delegates, with some amendments made.

The new mission clarifies EAHP’s representative function, as well as emphasising the Association’s overall patient-centred focus. The new goals also make explicit the EAHP’s objective of hospital pharmacy specialisation.


The agreed new Mission and Goals are as below:

EAHP Mission:

EAHP represents and develops the hospital pharmacy profession within Europe in order to ensure the continuous improvement of care and outcomes for patients in the hospital setting. This is achieved through science, research, education, practice, as well as sharing best-practice and responsibility with other healthcare professionals.


Goals of the EAHP:

1. To develop hospital pharmacy in order to promote the best and safest use of medicines and medical devices for the benefit of patients in Europe

2. To create a platform for the education and training of hospital pharmacists to a level of specialisation and maintain continuing professional development (CPD)

3. To uphold the interests and advance the position of European hospital pharmacists within the healthcare systems, the EU and national authorities