The remit of the specialty of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics is to improve the care of patients by promoting safe and effective use of medicines and to evaluate and introduce new therapies. The role of CPT is based on rational and cost-effective prescribing, and should therefore be used, not only in service planning at the highest level, but also in the education of those who deliver care across all specialties and all disciplines. Specialists in CPT generally combine their work with another specialty such as Cardiology, Stroke Medicine, Internal Medicine, Care of the Elderly etc. (RCPI – November 2013)

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