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).
- Online training (www.e-learninghealth.be) in the LOKs is provided to GPs on the rational use of benzodiazepines, but also on the best ways to manage depression. (https://www.domusmedica.be/vorming for the Dutch-speaking offering, https://dmgulb.be/formation-specifique/ for the French-speaking offering).
 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.