It is important for consumers to learn about the medicines they use and the need to have an up-to-date medicines list.
The main message is for them to keep track of all the medicines they are using with a medicines list, and to show this information when they visit a health service or are admitted to hospital.
The Commission and NPS MedicineWise jointly developed a consumer resource to highlight this.
The consumer information leaflet (A4 size) and wallet (A5 size) provide tips on how consumers can be involved in preventing medicine mistakes when:
The wallets are designed to be provided to patients on discharge from hospital, and can hold the discharge medicines list and other medicines information.
Consumer Information wallet: Important information about your medicines
NPS MedicineWise has a range of educational materials available for consumers as part of its Be MedicineWise campaign.