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Delivering on Australia's quality use of medicines priorities through the Quality Use of Medicines (QUM) Grant
NPS MedicineWise is the steward for quality use of medicines and medical tests (generally abbreviated as QUM) in Australia and delivers on the QUM objectives of Australia’s National Medicines Policy.
Ultimately, we seek to improve the health of Australians through the safe and wise use of medicines and health technologies by building the health literacy of Australians and improving use of medicines and other health technologies while contributing to the sustainability of our health system.
NPS MedicineWise is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health through the Quality Use of Diagnostics, Therapeutics and Pathology Program to improve the way medicines and medical tests are prescribed and used (QUM grant).
NPS MedicineWise contributes to the implementation of the National Medicines Policy and the National Strategy for Quality Use of Medicines (NSQUM), by:
Our work is grounded in the principles of the National Strategy for Quality Use of Medicines, which are:
Through the Commonwealth QUM grant we improve quality use of therapeutics, diagnostics and pathology for Australian consumers and health professionals, facilitate free access to information to support appropriate use of therapeutics, diagnostics and pathology; and support the effectiveness and efficiency of the health system.
We strive to achieve the following:
All activities under our QUM grant ultimately aim to improve the health of Australians through the safe and wise use of medicines and other health technologies.
Leveraging cross-sector collaboration and partnerships, our priorities include the following: