When the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP) Congress takes place from 22 to 24 March in Lisbon, Amgros’ first national tendering procedure with environmental criteria will join the competition for the title of best good practice initiative.
The EAHP represents more than 25,000 hospital pharmacists in 35 different European countries. The mission of the EAHP is to represent and develop the hospital pharmacy profession within Europe in order to ensure the continuous improvement of care and outcomes for patients.
Part of the congress entails delegates sharing their experience with good practice initiatives in abstracts and posters. From the more than 1,000 posters submitted, the EAHP scientific committee has selected eight to battle for the title of best Good Practice Initiative (GPI).
And one of the eight is from Amgros.
“Throughout the globe we’re struggling for a more sustainable world. If other countries can learn from how we in Denmark have imposed environmental requirements in our tendering procedures for medicines, we can be both pleased and proud. However, we still have a lot to learn and to do. We’ll continue our work to make the supply of hospital medicines even more sustainable," said Flemming Sonne, CEO of Amgros.
Only the eight GPIs have made it through the eye of a needle to be allowed to hold an oral presentation at the congress. All eight meet the requirements for a high degree of relevance and originality, and that they can be transferred to other countries
Amgros’ poster is about the first national pharmaceutical tendering procedure in which, besides price, we have included the environment as a criterion. The tendering procedure was preceded by a long and comprehensive process in which we first had to ascertain exactly what criteria we would impose. We did this in collaboration with the Technical University of Denmark, and in dialogue with suppliers. Read more about the tendering procedure and the process on amgros.dk.
If you are curious to see the poster Amgros entered for the EAHP Congress, see below.
If you want to read more about Amgros' sustainability work, see these news articles:
In the first half-year of 2021, we published the first Nordic tendering procedure for medicines with environmental criteria. Read more here: Second joint Nordic tendering procedure for medicines completed
In addition to Denmark, Norway and Iceland also participated in this tendering procedure, in which we managed to receive an adequate number of bids and good quality bids. We were rewarded with an international prize for our work: The European Healthcare Procurement Awards 2022. Read more here: European award for joint Nordic environmental criteria
In summer 2021, we published the first national tendering procedure for medicines with environmental criteria. Suppliers were undaunted by the new environmental criteria and submitted their tenders in good numbers. Read more here: Strong support for first national tendering procedure with environmental criteria
In summer 2022, Amgros issued its second national tendering procedure for medicines with environmental criteria. This time using the new Nordic Criteria for More Sustainable Packaging for Healthcare Products. And in September 2022, on behalf of the five regions, we issued a tendering procedure for irrigation solutions. Again using the Nordic Criteria for More Sustainable Packaging for Healthcare Products. Read more here: New call for tenders includes a requirement to use sustainable packaging
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