The Commission held a one-day national seminar in 2010 to:

  • Introduce the Medication Management Plan (MMP) as a standard form for recording medication histories and reconciling medicines
  • Inform participants about the tools and resources available to support the implementation of the MMP and the process of medication reconciliation
  • Provide a forum where representatives from the states and territories and invited speakers could showcase initiatives for implementing medication reconciliation and improving continuity of medication management.

Representatives from the 15 health services across Australia participating in the World Health Organisation (WHO) High 5s Medication Reconciliation Project were at the seminar. Medication safety experts, representatives and clinicians from the states and territories, the private hospital sector, and members of the Commission’s Medication Continuity Expert Advisory Group also attended.

Program for the seminar (PDF 35 KB)

The seminar covered the following topics and presenters:

  • Opening address: the case for medication reconciliation – Chris Baggoley, Chief Executive, the Commission

The case for medication reconciliation by Chris Baggoley

  • The Case for Medication Reconciliation – Margaret Duguid, Pharmaceutical Advisor, the Commission

The Case for Medication Reconciliation Patient Stories (PDF 192 KB), by Margaret Duguid

Introduction to the Medication Management Plan form and medication reconciliation resources (PDF 1990 KB)

  • Queensland Health MAP 4 years down the track – Dr Ian Coombes and Nina Muscillo, Safe Medication Management Unit, Medication Services, Queensland Health

Queensland Health MAP 4 years down the track (PDF 432 KB)

  • Medication Reconciliation in WA – Luke Slawomirski, Office of Safety and Quality in Healthcare, WA Health

Medication Reconciliation in WA (PDF 453 KB)

  • South Australian Initiatives in Medication Reconciliation – Naomi Burgess, Pharmaceutical Services and Strategy Branch, SA Health

South Australian Initiatives in Medication Reconciliation – wins, losses and performance indicators (PDF 708 KB)

  • NSW Ambulance TABLETS Program – Phil Good, Patient Safety Manager, New South Wales Ambulance Service

NSW Ambulance T.A.B.L.E.T.S Program (PDF 662 KB)

  • Medication Reconciliation – successful models – Dr Simone Taylor, Senior Pharmacist – Emergency Medicine and Research, Austin Health, Victoria

Medication Reconciliation – successful models (PDF 1041 KB)

  • Medication Reconciliation Using Electronic Tools – The Tasmanian Experience – Ben Chalmers, Specialist Pharmacist Information Management, Royal Hobart Hospital, Tasmania

Medication reconciliation using electronic tools – The Tasmanian experience (PDF 1114 KB)

  • Implementing Medication Reconciliation processes – Applying best practice in the rural setting – Wendy McIntosh, Program Manager Clinical Quality, Western Australian Country Health Service

Implementing Medication Reconciliation processes – Applying best practice in the rural setting (PDF 705 KB)

  • Are you making a difference? Measuring performance in medication reconciliation – Helen Stark, Senior Project Officer, Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Are you making a difference? Measuring performance in medication reconciliation (PDF 1268 KB)

  • Medication reconciliation in the private sector – Dr Megan Robertson, Epworth Health Care

Presentation: Medication reconciliation in the private sector – Dr Megan Robertson (PDF 91 KB)