National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics

National Centre for

NCPE Ireland

With ever increasing demands on healthcare resources, there is a growing awareness of the role of pharmacoeconomics and health economics in informing policy decisions in the health care sector. Policy makers and clinical practitioners charged with enhancing the value for money derived from pharmaceutical expenditure are increasingly turning to pharmacoeconomic evaluations to inform their decision making. Pharmaceutical manufacturers are facing requests to demonstrate the cost effectiveness of medicines which claim a therapeutic advantage but come at higher acquisition cost. The National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics provides education and training in pharmacoeconomics including an introduction to methods and the use of economic evaluation as well as analysis of drug utilisation data in the Irish healthcare setting.


The NCPE periodically holds courses on topics related to Pharmacoeconomics in Ireland. These courses are typically attended by healthcare professionals, students and members of the pharmaceutical industry.

Our next course “Update on Pharmacoeconomics in the Irish Healthcare setting” will take place on 15th & 16th May 2019 in Dublin Castle, now accepting bookings.

Registration form 2019

Pharmacoeconomics course 2019


NCPE contributes to both undergraduate and postgraduate education in the following courses:

Medicine, Trinity College Dublin

BSc Pharmacy, Trinity College Dublin

BSc Pharmacy, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

MSc Pharmaceutical Medicine, Trinity College Dublin

MSc Hospital Pharmacy, Trinity College Dublin

MSc Clinical Pharmacy, University College Cork

National Pharmacy Internship Programme, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Nurse & Midwife Prescribing, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland