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Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety


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 …

Medicines use is expected to increase in our ageing population, putting more people at risk of harm—particularly those living in aged care. How can pharmacists best help? Medication issues and …

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 …

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 …

GPs may be making medication decisions based on records with an average of 10 discrepancies per person compared to facility records… but where are the pharmacists? There is a need …

Can non-dispensing pharmacists play a crucial role such as prescribing and advising GPs… or should this role be filled by community pharmacists instead Pharmacist researcher Dr Janet Sluggett, an NHMRC …

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 …