Episode 31: Medicines safety, health literacy and the National Medicines Policy in a pandemic world
Adj A/Prof Steve Morris is joined by Professor Andrew McLachlan, Head of School and Dean of Pharmacy at the University of Sydney, to discuss how the COVID pandemic has sparked a growing interest among consumers in medicines and treatments.
Episode 30: New survey results shine a light on health literacy in Australia
NPS MedicineWise CEO Adj A/Prof Steve Morris is joined by health consumer advocate Debra Letica and CEO of the Consumers Health Forum, Leanne Wells to discuss new survey findings which show that one in five consumers rarely or never felt comfortable asking their doctor, pharmacist or nurse when they needed more information.
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.
Opioids: Communication videos
A series of four educational videos which aim to support effective conversations between health professionals and patients about the use of opioids for managing chronic non-cancer pain.
Opioids information video
This animated video from NPS MedicineWise and the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) provides information to people who may be considering taking opioids for chronic (ongoing) non-cancer pain.
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.