Letter to the Editor

I am quite disappointed that print publication has ceased as I really enjoy reading Australian Prescriber and find it to be a very useful resource. I live in Bamaga, Northern Peninsula Area, which is at the most northern point of Queensland. As you can imagine it is very remote and isolated where I live.

We have limited access to the internet and when we do have access it is very slow and most pages will not load up. I tried to get onto the nps.org.au/australianprescriber site and waited for 50 minutes and it still did not upload so I was not even able to subscribe for the digital edition. I am sure I am not the only remote clinician that is having this problem.

I would be happy to pay a price to receive the printed form of Australian Prescriber as I am simply unable to access the electronic version. I feel it is unreasonable for us remote clinicians to miss out on this valuable updated information to assist us to provide evidenced-based practice and to participate in continual learning opportunities.

Gisela Dean 
Clinical nurse consultant/Remote area nurse
Health and Wellbeing
Bamaga Primary Health Centre
Torres Strait–Northern Peninsula Hospital and Health Service


Editorial note

Australian Prescriber is now embedded in the new NPS MedicineWise website, which is being improved. The Editorial Executive Committee is interested to know if other clinicians would consider paying for a paper copy of Australian Prescriber.


The Editorial Executive Committee welcomes letters, which should be less than 250 words. Before a decision to publish is made, letters which refer to a published article may be sent to the author for a response. Any letter may be sent to an expert for comment. When letters are published, they are usually accompanied in the same issue by their responses or comments. The Committee screens out discourteous, inaccurate or libellous statements. The letters are sub-edited before publication. Authors are required to declare any conflicts of interest. The Committee's decision on publication is final.

Gisela Dean

Clinical nurse consultant/Remote area nurse, Health and Wellbeing, Bamaga Primary Health Centre, Torres Strait–Northern Peninsula Hospital and Health Service, Queensland