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:

  • Going into and coming out of hospital
  • Changing wards
  • Seeing different clinicians.

The wallets are designed to be provided to patients on discharge from hospital, and can hold the discharge medicines list and other medicines information.

A4 Consumer information leaflet (PDF 201KB)

A4 Consumer information leaflet (InDesign file 2.72MB)

A4 Consumer Resource Image

Consumer Information wallet: Important information about your medicines

A5-sized Consumer wallet design files (ZIP file 25KB)

Wallet cover

Inside of wallet

NPS MedicineWise has a range of educational materials available for consumers as part of its Be MedicineWise campaign.