Episode 29: Nicotine scheduling changes – Special episode #2
NPS MedicineWise medical adviser and GP, Dr Jill Thistlethwaite, talks with Adjunct Professor John Skerritt from the TGA and Professor Nick Zwar from Bond University about the new standard
Episode 28: Nicotine scheduling changes – Special episode #1
NPS MedicineWise CEO Adj A/Prof Steve Morris talks with Adj Prof John Skerritt and Ms Jenny Francis from the TGA on the new prescribing process for nicotine vaping products coming into effect from 1 October 2021, why the regulation is being changed, which products are being affected, and what prescribers need to do to prepare.
Episode 27: Trust as a barrier and facilitator in choosing wisely
NPS MedicineWise medical adviser and GP Dr Jill Thistlethwaite interviews Dr Robyn Lindner from Choosing Wisely Australia and Tara Montgomery, a public health advocate and communications strategist with Civic Health Partners in the United States. They discuss the Choosing Wisely initiative and the role of culture and systems in reducing unnecessary care. Tara also provides a preview of her presentation at the upcoming Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting, a virtual event to be held on 19 May 2021.
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.
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