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Episode 31: Medicines safety, health literacy and the National Medicines Policy in a pandemic world

  • 19 July 2021
  • Podcasts

Episode 31: Medicines safety, health literacy and the National Medicines Policy in a pandemic world

  • 19 July 2021
  • Podcasts

In this episode NPS MedicineWise CEO Adj A/Prof Steve Morris is joined by Professor Andrew McLachlan, Head of School and Dean of Pharmacy at the University of Sydney, to discuss how the COVID pandemic has sparked a growing interest among consumers in medicines and treatments.

They discuss the vital role health professionals play in communicating harms and benefits with consumers.

They also consider why clinicians should take an interest in the upcoming review of the National Medicines Policy, and Steve bids farewell ahead of stepping down as NPS MedicineWise CEO at the end of July.

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Episode 30: New survey results shine a light on health literacy in Australia

  • 2 July 2021
  • Podcasts

Episode 30: New survey results shine a light on health literacy in Australia

  • 2 July 2021
  • Podcasts

In this episode about health literacy, NPS MedicineWise CEO Adj A/Prof Steve Morris is joined by health consumer advocate Debra Letica and CEO of the Consumers Health Forum, Leanne Wells.

New survey findings have shown that one in five consumers rarely or never felt comfortable asking their doctor, pharmacist or nurse when they needed more information. Steve, Debra and Leanne discuss how health literacy is a fundamental pathway to good healthcare, practical ways health professionals can help consumers feel more in control of their own health care, and why it’s so important to include consumers in shaping health care messages.

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Up-titrating heart failure medicines: A practical guide Up-titrating heart failure medicines: A practical guide

Up-titrating heart failure medicines: A practical guide

  • 31 May 2021
  • MedicineWise News

Up-titrating heart failure medicines: A practical guide

  • 31 May 2021
  • MedicineWise News
Thiopurines for inflammatory bowel disease Thiopurines for inflammatory bowel disease

Thiopurines for inflammatory bowel disease

  • 21 April 2021
  • Patient action plans

Thiopurines for inflammatory bowel disease

  • 21 April 2021
  • Patient action plans
Deciding on the best way to use my ulcerative colitis medicines Deciding on the best way to use my ulcerative colitis medicines

Deciding on the best way to use my ulcerative colitis medicines

  • 21 April 2021
  • Patient decision aids

Deciding on the best way to use my ulcerative colitis medicines

  • 21 April 2021
  • Patient decision aids
Low-dose methotrexate for Crohn’s disease Low-dose methotrexate for Crohn’s disease

Low-dose methotrexate for Crohn’s disease

  • 21 April 2021
  • Patient action plans

Low-dose methotrexate for Crohn’s disease

  • 21 April 2021
  • Patient action plans
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Episode 25: How do we move towards truly consumer-centred health care?

  • 6 April 2021
  • Podcasts

Episode 25: How do we move towards truly consumer-centred health care?

  • 6 April 2021
  • Podcasts

In this episode NPS MedicineWise CEO Steve Morris interviews Leanne Wells, CEO of the Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) following the recent CHF Summit - Australasia’s inaugural consumer health summit.

They discuss what health organisations and health professionals need to do fundamentally to move towards truly consumer-centred care, how we build equity in accessibility into digital enhancement and evolution, and the role of health literacy and in particular medicines literacy in helping ensure people don't get left behind.

Steve and Leanne also discuss the challenges and opportunities of virtual conferences, and invite listeners to join two upcoming virtual events: the National Medicines Symposium on 18 May and the 2021 Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting on 19 May.


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Episode 24: Opioids special #2: Non-pharmacological management options for chronic non-cancer pain

  • 8 March 2021
  • Podcasts

Episode 24: Opioids special #2: Non-pharmacological management options for chronic non-cancer pain

  • 8 March 2021
  • Podcasts

In this special edition of the NPS MedicineWise podcast, Dr Jill Thistlethwaite talks with Dr Tania Gardner, senior physiotherapist with St Vincent's Hospital’s ‘Reboot Online’ Pain Management Program, and Ms Sarah Fowler, a member of Painaustralia’s Consumer Advisory Group, about the non-pharmacological treatment options for patients with chronic non-cancer pain. The discussion draws from Sarah’s consumer experience and outlines effective strategies for motivating patients to actively participate in the shared-decision making process with their health professional. This podcast was developed with funding from the Therapeutic Goods Administration, Australian Government Department of Health.


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Revisiting pregabalin: Optimising safety in prescribing for neuropathic pain Revisiting pregabalin: Optimising safety in prescribing for neuropathic pain

Revisiting pregabalin: Optimising safety in prescribing for neuropathic pain

  • 8 March 2021
  • Clinical algorithms and tools

Revisiting pregabalin: Optimising safety in prescribing for neuropathic pain

  • 8 March 2021
  • Clinical algorithms and tools
Heart failure: more than just your heart Heart failure: more than just your heart

Heart failure: more than just your heart

  • 23 February 2021
  • Patient action plans

Heart failure: more than just your heart

  • 23 February 2021
  • Patient action plans