As of 1 January 2023, the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) is now responsible for several Quality Use of Medicines functions that were formerly delivered by NPS MedicineWise.
Podcast: Mental health – building engagement with young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
In this episode, Dr Caroline West speaks with GP Registrar Dr Rebecca Davison, Nurse Jamie Maney and Sarah about ways to build engagement with young people with mental health issues in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Celebrating our achievements
Since 1998, NPS MedicineWise has been supporting quality use of medicines to improve health decisions and health and economic outcomes in Australia.
Podcast: All about the skin: eczema, acne and antibiotics
In this episode Dr Caroline West, medical adviser and GP speaks with Dr Li-Chuen Wong, member of the Australasian College of Dermatologists and is the head of the Dermatology Department at Children's Hospital, Westmead. They discuss the management of skin conditions like eczema and acne and the latest treatment approaches.
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.
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.
Our free publications
Changes expand access for 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.
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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Medicines and brand names, explained
Keep track of medicines and access important health info any time and anywhere, especially in emergencies.
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