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Pharmacists need to play a greater role in aged care facilities, PSA president believes, with access to MBS funding a possibility There is a pressing need for pharmacists to play …

More medication reviews and education on psychotropic medicines are needed for those entering aged care, with pharmacists ‘best placed’ to provide this, say leading researchers Dispensing of psychotropic medicines to …

Leading pharmacy organisation calls for millions to be invested into medicines safety and pharmacist roles in its 2020-21 Federal Budget submission The PSA has outlined its five recommendations to the …

What is it like working in a multi-disciplinary aged care team? AJP speaks with four different pharmacists making a difference on the ground Richard Thorpe Richard is Australia’s first ever …

New research from Monash University links falls with medication initiation and dose changes Researchers from Monash University’s Centre for Medicine Use and Safety (CMUS) have conducted a root cause analysis …

PM promises over $25 million to improve medication management programs in response to Aged Care Royal Commission’s Interim Report The Federal Government will deliver a $537 million funding package to …

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 …