BelPEP (Belgian Psychotropics Experts Platform)

BelPEP is a multidisciplinary platform consisting of 3 expert working groups which aims to promote the rational use of psychotropics in Belgium. A comprehensive vision paper provided an overview of the history, status, context, various problems and priorities of the platform.

More information on the comprehensive vision paper: www.health.belgium.be

Below is a brief list of some of the actions that have already been taken:

  • Various tools have been developed to support professionals in their practice. For example, two websites were set up to collect recent scientific information:

- A website on the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD (www.trajet-tdah.be).

- A website related to the proper prescription of sleep medications and sedatives (www.slaapenkalmeermiddelen-hulpmiddelenboek.be).

 

[1] Local quality group: a group of doctors or pharmacist-biologists who share and critically evaluate their medical practice in order to improve the quality of care.