Voting members are organisations that have representative members of quality use of medicines stakeholders, who can demonstrate a commitment to the quality use of medicines and support the National Medicines Policy.
Benefits of being a voting member
There are a number of benefits to being an NPS MedicineWise voting member including:
scope to raise issues for consideration by the Board
opportunities to take part in formal NPS MedicineWise planning and strategic meetings
opportunities to put forward representatives for NPS MedicineWise committees and advisory groups
access to all our publications
links on our website
endorsement offers of specific or relevant programs and activities
information about our activities
access to a direct contact at NPS MedicineWise who can progress any requests and promote their needs
the right to nominate individuals for honorary membership.
Criteria for becoming a voting member
To become one of our voting members your organisation needs to be a legal entity that:
is, or has members that are representative of quality use of medicines and medical tests stakeholders
can demonstrate a commitment to quality use of medicines and medical tests through its objectives and/or actions
supports the National Medicines Policy
has confirmed ongoing honorary membership of NPS MedicineWise
does not have a real or perceived conflict of interest with our objectives and activities.
As a member of NPS MedicineWise your organisation will have a responsibility to:
include quality use of medicines in the organisation's documentation (e.g. strategic plan)
engage with other partners to progress quality use of medicines and/or medical test issues
nominate individuals for NPS MedicineWise advisory groups.
If your organisation is interested in becoming a member, please contact us. If you do not meet the criteria above, there are many other opportunities for us to work together.
The honorary membership category was introduced in 2011 to publicly recognise individuals with outstanding and long-term commitments to improving the quality use of medicines and medical tests, and who are not current employees or directors of NPS MedicineWise.
Every second year we invite our members, directors, advisory groups and staff to nominate suitable individuals as honorary members. The Board shortlists and appoints up to three individuals as honorary members each year. Honorary members are announced at the AGM usually held in November. Honorary membership is for life or until the person resigns their membership.
Contact us for more information about nominating individuals for honorary membership.
We work with national and international guideline groups whose clinical practice guidance is key to accomplishing our mission of building a medicinewise Australia.
Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists
The Australian Lung Foundation (ALF)
Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH)
Australian Pharmaceutical Advisory Council (APAC)
Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand
National Asthma Council Australia (NAC)
National Health and Medical Research Council
National Heart Foundation of Australia
Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
The Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand
The Cochrane Collaboration
The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD)
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)