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The VU University Medical Center (VUmc) is an academic hospital in Amsterdam with around 700 beds and more than 6,000 employees. Involvement, care, and ambition are the core values. Patient care, biomedical research and education are closely linked, creating an environment in which scientific advancements quickly move from bench to bedside. RECIPE was initiated by the Section Pharmacotherapy of the VUmc. The Section Pharmacotherapy is part of the Department of Internal Medicine. RECIPE is located in the main building of the VUmc.
The European Association for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (EACPT) is the leading society in Europe serving the European and global clinical pharmacology and therapeutics community. The EACPT provides educational and scientific support for the more than 4,000 individual professionals interested in clinical pharmacology and therapeutics throughout the European region. RECIPE is part of the Education Working Group of the EACPT and is involved in several European research projects.
The role of the World Health Organisation is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations' system. RECIPE works together with the WHO to promote rational prescribing of undergraduate medical students across the world. One of the main products is the Guide to Good Prescribing wich focuses on the process of rational drug selection. It can be freely accessed and has been translated into 28 languages. Another product is the Teacher's Guide to Good Prescribing which focuses on university teachers. It explains how to teach and assess pharmacotherapy to undergraduate medical students.
The Dutch Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Biopharmacy (NVKF&B) is the national society in the field of clinical pharmacology and biopharmacy. The goal of the society is to stimulate teaching, research and practice of clinical pharmacology and biopharmacy according to scientific and ethical standards in the Netherlands. RECIPE participates in the Education Committee of the NVKF&B and is involved in developing a national prescribing safety assessment for medical undergraduates.
The Netherlands Pharmacovigilance Centre Lareb collects and analyses reports of adverse reactions of medicines and vaccines. Healthcare professionals, patients and also manufacturers can report an adverse reaction. RECIPE organizes a pharmacovigilance programme together with Lareb for undergraduate medical students from the VUmc. In this programme, students learn how to analyse real reports of adverse reactions of medicines and vaccines.
The International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR) was founded in 1959 and is a voluntary, non-profit association representing the interests of pharmacologists around the world. RECIPE works together with the IUPHAR Education Section.
The Dutch Medicines Evaluation Board (CBG) assesses and monitors the efficacy, risks and quality of human and veterinary medicines, and the safety of novel foods for human consumption. RECIPE collaborates with the CBG in the training of young clinical pharmacologists.
The goal of the Dutch Institute for Rational Use of Medicine (IVM) is to ensure that everyone receives good and safe medication, sound knowledge about the use, prescription and delivery of medication. RECIPE works together with the IVM to enhance the rational prescribing of (future) doctors in the Netherlands.
The goal of ZonMw is to ensure that healthy people stay that way for as long as possible, that ill people recover as quickly and completely as possible and that people who require care and nursing receive the highest standard of services. ZonMw funds several research projects of RECIPE.
The Centre for Human Drug Research (CHDR) is a full service contract research organisation (CRO). They provide a full range of high quality clinical pharmacology services to the (bio-) pharmaceutical industry. RECIPE collaborates with the CHDR regarding the training of new clinical pharmacologists .
The Netherlands Association for Medical Education (NVMO) is an independent association that carries out activities for anyone involved in medical and health care education in the Netherlands and Flanders. RECIPE contributes to the annual NVMO conference on medical education.
The European Federation of Internal Medicine (EFIM) is the scientific organisation for European internal medicine. RECIPE contributes to the conferences of the EFIM, mainly the European Congress of Internal Medicine.
InHolland offers a master Advanced Nursing Practice (ANP) and master Physicians Assistant (PA) for nurses. RECIPE provides a training in rational prescribing for nurses applying for these masters. Furthermore, RECIPE collaborates with InHolland in interprofessional research projects.
The Amstel Academy organises postgraduate training for research and oncology nurses. RECIPE delivers a training in rational prescribing for the research and oncology nurse trainees of the Amstel Academy.
RECIPE trains dental students of the Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA) in rational prescribing. Furthermore, RECIPE collaborates with ACTA in several reserach projects investigating the prescribing competencies of dental students and dentists.
RECIPE cooperates with the interfaculty research institute LEARN! within the VU University Amsterdam. The goal of this partnership is to develop scientific knowledge and experise about pharmacotherapy education during the under- and postgraduate medical curriculum.
VUmc School of Medical Sciences
VUmc School of Medical Sciences is responsible for providing education within VUmc and provides all medical, mental health, biomedical, nursing and medical support programmes. RECIPE provides the clinical pharmacology and therapeutics education within these programmes. Moreover, RECIPE runs several research project together with the VUmc School of Medical Sciences.
Nederlandse Internisten Vereniging
The Dutch Internist Society (NIV) is responsible for the training of internists in the Netherlands. RECIPE conducts several research projects to improve the postgraduate prescribing education during the training of internists.