RECIPE received a 3-year grant (€400.000) by the Erasmus+ Programme to enhance safe prescribing in the European Union. The aim of the project is to develop, test and implement a standardised assessment on safe prescribing during the undergraduate medical curriculum. This is necessary because current junior doctors make many prescribing errors with potential consequences for patient safety. The partners in this project are 9 EU universities, a test developer, the WHO and the EACPT. More information can be found here.
RECIPE received a 1-year innovation grant (€100.000) by the Amsterdam University Medical Centers (location VUmc) to implement a student-led adverse drug event team in the hospital. The junior-adverse drug events will coordinate all aspects of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) by screening hospitalized patients, taking in-depth medication history, reporting adverse drug reactions and providing causality assessments and the pharmacological explanations to the ward physician and patients. This ultimate pharmacovigilance educational method aims to increase students' and physicians' competencies in adverse drug reaction (reporting) and to improve patient safety.
Together with the RadboudUMC, RECIPE received a 2-year innovation grant (€145.000) by the ZonMw to develop and implement an unique pharmacotherapy test focusing on medication safety in the Netherlands. This project is a initiative of the Dutch Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Biopharmacy (NVKF&B). The aim of this test to make sure that Dutch medical students are compent in prescribing once they graduate. Currently, the test covers 40 multiple-choice questions focusing on knowledge of 11 drug groups that are commonly prescribed in daily practice. The test is a compulsory part of medical training in five Dutch medical schools and a summative part in the three medical schools. Each year around 1,500 Dutch medical students complete the assessment, with around 70% of the students meeting the required level of competence.
RECIPE received a 2-year grant (€250.000) by the Amsterdam University Medical Centers (location VUmc) to enhance medication safety in the hospital. The aim of this project was to introduce a pharmacotherapy team and develop a medication review for new prescribers in the hospital. More information can be found here.