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GP group claims that the Aged Care Onsite Pharmacist program could “corporatise” aged care President of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Dr Nicole Higgins has warned that the …

“I would argue that anyone entering aged care by definition should access palliative care,” says one expert As people increasingly act on their wish to age at home, there is …

Pharmacists embedded in aged care facilities won’t necessarily earn the full Government-funded amount, official confirms David Laffan, assistant secretary, pharmacy branch, Department of health and aged care, has told the …

Communication – with patients, families and carers, as well as with other health professionals – is key when it comes to managing pain in older people living in residential aged …

Top-ranked complaints to aged care commission over the past decade could be addressed by on-site pharmacists, says leading expert Pharmacists have visited over 400 services across the country, providing education …

The residential onsite pharmacist initiative will begin on 1 July 2024, consultant pharmacists are told David Laffan, assistant secretary, pharmacy branch, Department of health and aged care, told the Pharmaceutical …

Antidepressants are often first-line therapy for patients in residential aged care – but a leading consultant pharmacist says credentialed pharmacists could support other approaches Commonly, people living in residential aged …

The health department has provided an update on the aged care on-site pharmacist measure – still without a starting date The update was published on Monday, 18 March 2024, and …

A new study has found six out of ten Australian aged care residents are taking antidepressant medication The study, by the Registry of Senior Australians (ROSA), based at South Australian …

“Australia and Japan both have rapidly ageing populations but appear to have very different patterns of painkiller use,” says a pharmacist who has just examined how health professionals from both …

Investment in a community pharmacy initiative would help ensure priority access to palliative medicines and personal care supplies after hours, one group says As part of its 2024-5 pre-Budget submission, …

A pharmacist had no experience with residential aged care facilities, and received no training in supplying them, when he suddenly had to manage a 450-patient-per-week DAA contract – with insufficient …