Podcast: COVID antivirals update
Dr Caroline West, medical adviser and GP, NPS MedicineWise talks to Professor Sarah Hilmer and Associate Professor Charlotte Hespe about the use of oral COVID antivirals in vulnerable people.
Webinar: Thought leadership
Multifaceted programs for complex QUM problems
Tuesday 23 August, 4–5 pm AEST
An opportunity to hear from experts in the field of quality use of medicines (QUM) about addressing complex QUM issues in primary care. This webinar will showcase some multifaceted QUM programs delivered by NPS MedicineWise in recent years and their associated outcomes.
Dr Caroline West will host and facilitate Q&A at the end of the presentation.
For further information contact Julie Briggs at [email protected]
Podcast: Engaging with young people on their mental health
In this episode, NPS MedicineWise medical advisor Dr Caroline West speaks with Dr Nicola Holmes, an experienced GP who specialises in the mental health of young people. Dr Holmes gives her perspective and practical tips on what she feels makes a real difference to engagement and management.
Chronic kidney disease: early detection and management
Knowing who is at risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) enables targeted screening and early diagnosis. Early detection and intervention may slow or halt disease progression to avoid dialysis or kidney transplant, and reduce absolute cardiovascular risk.
Benzodiazepine dependence: reduce the risk
Benzodiazepines are prescription medicines that are also called sleeping pills or anti-anxiety medicines. There are well-recognised harms from taking benzodiazepines long term. These include dependence, drowsiness, dizziness and falls.
Medicines use in remote Australia
This site provides essential information for health workers in regional, remote and rural settings. It includes links to: legislation and guidelines for states and territories; prescribing and procurement tools; online learning, CPD opportunities and remote area health manuals; and consumer resources and links to cultural support across all states and territories.
Anticholinergic burden: the unintended consequences for older people
Improving the safe use of medicines with anticholinergic effects for older people can have a positive impact on quality of life and reduce the risk of side effects.
Pain management hub
This hub provides access to all NPS MedicineWise resources focused on pain management. One of the goals of pain management is to reduce the effect of pain on function and quality of life.
Video series: Asking painful questions
Living with pain can be challenging. Finding the best possible management can also be challenging – because everyone experiences pain in a unique way. Hear more about the experiences of people living with pain and of healthcare professionals involved in pain management in the video series, Asking painful questions.
Our free publications
Changes expand access to more people with mild-to-moderate COVID-19, at high risk of progressing to severe disease.
Our new and ongoing programs for healthcare professionals
A primary care data and quality improvement program developed and managed by NPS MedicineWise with funding support from the Australian Government Department of Health. MedicineInsight supports quality improvement in general practice, post-market surveillance of medicines, Australian health policy and primary care research.
Providing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers and practitioners with evidence-based education on quality and safe use of medicines, medical tests and other technologies. A component of the program will also provide consumer resources to help improve medicines literacy within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Practical information, tools and resources for health professionals and staff to help improve the quality of health care and safety for patients
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Find information on medicines by active ingredient or brand name
Medicines and brand names, explained
Keep track of medicines and access important health info any time and anywhere, especially in emergencies.