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Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety


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 …

Leading pharmacist researcher draws attention to prescribing of psychotropics in aged care settings Pharmacists can improve medication safety by drawing attention to high doses and following up on interactions, Dr …

Australia’s Chief Medical Officer has cited the benefits of embedding pharmacists in aged care facilities before the Royal Commission into Aged Care Trials embedding pharmacists in residential aged care facilities …

Doctor admits she is not happy with her prescribing of high dose mirtazapine to an aged care resident, which landed her before Royal Commission Psychotropic prescribing in residential aged care …