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Responses by pharmacy organisations to the Royal Commission into Aged Care interim report are not based on evidence, argues Dr Juanita Breen At the end of October the Royal Commission …

Enhanced RMMRs and CPA-linked programs are key to aged care improvement, say consultant pharmacists The Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacy (AACP) has issued a statement welcoming the findings of the …

Urgent call for pharmacist prescribing rights, embedded pharmacists and more medication reviews after interim report released by Royal Commission into Aged Care “Shocking evidence” including widespread overprescribing of sedating drugs, …

Doctors and nurses join forces in call for investment into aged care services, but pharmacists need to be added to the conversation The Australian Medical Association (AMA), jointly with the …

There should be one full-time integrated pharmacist for every 200 aged care residents, says hospital pharmacy group Pharmacists should be embedded in aged care homes to provide clinical services, said …

Leading pharmacist joins call for colleagues to be integrated in residential aged care facilities – with community pharmacy too separated from the point of care Pharmacist researcher and PSA’s SA/NT …

Pharmacists are crucial to safe medication use for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in residential aged care, the Royal Commission has heard The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality …

Pharmacists must be enabled to protect patients from poor outcomes associated with their medicines, say experts Doctor prescribing is under the microscope as part of the Royal Commission into Aged …

How valuable is the work that a residential care pharmacist could do? And should prescribing in this role be considered? University of Canberra researchers have provided case studies that reveal …

Do you know what medicine nursing home residents with dementia are ninefold more likely to be prescribed? Here are some important findings from a new study Nursing home residents are …

Can embedded pharmacists increase influenza vaccination rates in residential aged care homes? A pilot study in the ACT has looked at whether pharmacists embedded into established teams within residential aged …

A letter to the Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care prompted a meeting about challenges being faced by pharmacies who provide residential aged care services This month, Webstercare welcomed …