The main goal of the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at ÚVN Prague is to prevent drug related problems.

Clinical pharmacists review and optimize the patient’s medication on admission to the hospital and follow it throughout the hospitalization. As a part of the clinical pharmaceutical care, they focus on detection and elimination of drug related contradictions, adverse drug reactions and adjust the dosing regimen with respect to the patient's medical condition, age, and concomitant drugs. Daily cooperation with other healthcare professionals in hospital departments helps to form a multidisciplinary team of experts providing the best healthcare for our patients.

The Department of Clinical Pharmacy is a higher level department that meets the requirements recommended by the Czech Professional Society of Clinical Pharmacy.

The Department of Clinical Pharmacy is an accredited facility for postgraduate training in the field of Clinical Pharmacy.

The Department also organizes internships for undergraduate students and postgraduate students from other pharmaceutical fields.


For healthcare professionals

The Department of Clinical Pharmacy provides systematic clinical pharmaceutical care for approximately 430 beds of the following departments and clinics of the hospital:

  • Internal Clinic (Department of Cardiology, Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Metabolism, Department of General Internal medicine, ICU)
  • Surgical Clinic
  • Orthopedic Clinic
  • Neurosurgery and Neurooncology Clinic
  • Ear, Nose and Throat Department
  • Gynecological Clinic
  • Department of Infectious Diseases
  • Department of Neurology
  • Department of Dermatovenerology
  • Department of Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine
  • Department of Psychiatry
  • Department of Palliative care

A consulting service is provided for other hospital departments.

Specialized selective outpatient clinical pharmaceutical care is provided to clients of the HIV centre.

Specialized selective clinical pharmaceutical care is provided to clients of the geriatric care facility Domov Vlčí mák.

Department of Clinical Pharmacy:

  • cooperates with the Department of Clinical Biochemistry on dose-adjustments of selected drugs based on patient characteristics and therapeutic drug monitoring
  • cooperates with the Department of Clinical Microbiology and the Department of Infectious Diseases on the adjustment of antibiotic dosing regimens as a member of the Hospital's Antibiotic Stewardship Program
  • is a member of the Falls Prevention Team and systematically evaluates patients' medications with respect to the risk of falls
  • is a member of the hospital's Multidisciplinary Palliative Team
  • works on the revision and implementation of pharmacotherapeutic guidelines, safe drug administration recommendations and SOPs of inpatient departments
  • participates in pharmacovigilance
  • participates in the education of patients in the field of pharmacotherapy, focusing on patients with high-risk drug histories
  • is a member of the Team of Educational Specialists
  • The head of the department is a member of the Drug Commission


The Department of Clinical Pharmacy uses the ClinicPharm information system and MWPharm pharmacokinetic software.

Clinical pharmacists regularly take an active part in professional congresses and other educational events.


Head Department of Clinical Pharmacy
PharmDr. Irena Murínová
PharmDr. Irena Murínová