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residential aged care facilities


New survey results reveal if Australian pharmacists are prepared to work on-site in residential aged care facilities The results of a recent survey have shown that Australian pharmacists are interested …

Pharmacies are making commercial decisions to waive medication packing fees to secure exclusive supply deals, a Department of Health official claims  Community pharmacies are under no obligation to enter deals …

The government appears to have completely changed course in its plans for pharmacists in aged care facilities, says Deborah Hawthorne While the pharmacy world was already reeling regarding the announcement …

The government is pressing ahead with plans for onsite aged care pharmacists, but many details are still to be resolved, a senior bureaucrat has revealed With the new pharmacists in …

Healthcare IT services provider, StrongRoom AI’s medication management platform, Strong Care, is in line for two Victorian Premier’s Design Awards.  The artificial intelligence (AI) driven product was designed to improve …

Study finds high proportion of older Australians in residential aged care affected by risky prescribing and highly complex regimens… but how can pharmacists help? Both community pharmacists and those embedded …

Who is best prepared to step into the new role as an on-site pharmacist in residential aged care facilities? These researchers want to know more… have your say! Dr Amy …

On-site pharmacists will replace 7CPA-funded program services to residential aged care homes, says Department of Health—but not everyone is happy with the decision The upcoming rollout of embedded aged care …

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 …

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 …

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, …

Guild rejects proposal to embed pharmacists independent of community pharmacy, saying this would lead to duplication and fragmentation of care Pharmacists would be best integrated into aged care facilities through …