Basel Statements

The European Statements are inspired by the Basel Statements. Hospital pharmacists from around the world met in Basel, Switzerland, in 2008, to discuss the future of their profession. This historic two-day meeting, hosted by FIP’s Hospital Pharmacy Section, came to a consensus over 75 statements reflecting their vision of practice:  the Basel Statements. The Basel Statements cover all areas of the medicine use process in hospitals, from procurement to monitoring. 

Delphi Process

The European Statements of Hospital Pharmacy express commonly agreed objectives which every European health system should aim for in the delivery of hospital pharmacy services. They were formulated via a methodological consultation process with EAHP's 34 member country associations and 34 patient and healthcare professional organisations and subject to final approval at the European Summit on Hospital Pharmacy (14 & 15 May 2014) that was attended by more than 100 persons.

The statements were subject to open Delphi consultation with national hospital pharmacy associations, European patient groups, doctors and nursing organisations. The same organisations then gave their final joint approval to each statement individually by a weighted voting method at the Summit event

To see the results of Summit votes, click HERE.

List or participants during the Delphi Process:

"The new European Statements of Hospital Pharmacy, agreed with patients and other healthcare professionals at the European level, have set very clear challenges for hospital pharmacy in Ireland, particularly in respect to delivering optimized and seamless patient care.  We will continue to work with DOH, HSE and hospital management to progress the implementation of the 2011 Report on the Review of Hospital Pharmacy.  It is through the implementation of the structures agreed in the Report that these ambitious goals for better patient care will be achieved.’’

Nuala Doyle, Hospital Pharmacy Ireland

"The hospital environment can be a frightening experience for patients, who may find themselves in a vulnerable  position, ill, worried or in pain, but they can now count on hospital pharmacists to support them. During their recent Brussels Summit,  EAPH worked together with key stakeholders to produce a ground breaking Statement that will ensure patients get the best possible care from their hospital pharmacists. This could be life-saving."

Hildrun Sundseth, The European Institute of Womens Health

Patient Organisations
The European Patients Forum -
AGE Platform Europe -
European Aids Treatment Group -
European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations -
European Federation of Neurological Associations -
Rare Diseases Europe -
The European Public Health Alliance -
International Diabetes Federation (Europe) -
Mental Health Europe -
Association of European Cancer Leagues -
European Federation of Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis Associations -
European Genetic Alliances Network -
European Heart and Lung Transplant Federation -
European Institute of Women's Health -
European Kidney Patients Federation -
European Men’s Health Forum -
European Multiple Sclerosis Platform -
European Cancer Patient Coalition -
European Heart Network -
European Haemophilia Consortium -
European Parkinson’s Disease Association -
Organisations registered as observers
European Society for Quality in Healthcare -
Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia -
American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists -
European Association of Faculties of Pharmacies -
European Federation of Medical Informatics -
European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations
European Generics Association - 
European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations -


Healthcare professional organisations
The Standing Committee of European Doctors -
European Specialist Nursing Organisations -
European Association of Senior Physicians -
European Oncology Nursing Society -
Foundation of European Nurses in Diabetes -
European Psychiatric Association -
European Federation of Internal Medicine -
European Federation of Neurological Societies -
The Council of International Neonatal Nurses -
European Cancer Organisation -
European Society for Paediatric Oncology -
European Union of Medical Specialists -
European Hematology Association -


European Generics Association -
European Hospital and Healthcare Federation -
European Medical Students Association -
FIP Hospital Pharmacy Section -
Pharmaceutical Group of the EU -
European Association of Pharmaceutical Students -
European Society of Oncology Pharmacy -