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2020
Publication, report or update

Version 1.2 updated in August 2020

2020
Audit, monitoring or reporting tool

The purpose of this tool is to allow cancer services to review the uptake of clinical governance roles and responsibilities by their medical oncologists, haematologists, nurses, pharmacists and managers working in its cancer care areas.

2020
Publication, report or update

This publication summarises medicines that were in use or being investigated to treat COVID-19 as at 7 October 2020. This publication remains available for reference but the information has not been updated since October 2020. The Commission acknowledges the Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists for their contribution to this work.

For current resources, the National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce has been established to provide evidence-based recommendations to guide care for people with COVID-19. The Taskforce undertakes detailed analyses of medicines for use in the treatment of COVID-19 which are updated as new research becomes available. The reviews are accompanied by therapy recommendations established through a consultation process.

Last updated 7 October 2020

2020
Publication, report or update

The Commission has developed Australia's response to the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Patient Safety Challenge: Medication without harm.

2020
Other resource

Quality Use of Medicines and Medicines Safety was made the 10th National Health Priority Area in 2019 by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Health Council. The Commission are developing a National Baseline Report on Quality Use of Medicines and Medicines Safety in response to this initiative. This discussion paper was published to support the public consultation which informed Phase 1 of the National Baseline Report.

2020
Publication, report or update

This report by the University of Sydney School of Pharmacy informed the development of the National Standard for Labelling Dispensed Medicines. The report summarises data from a quantitative evaluation of prototype labels in Australia. Subsequent stakeholder consultations were undertaken to finalise the Standard. 

2015
Poster or graphic

An infographic for consumers about health literacy.

2015
Publication, report or update
2015
Publication, report or update
2015
Publication, report or update
2015
Poster or graphic

These two infographics illustrate the importance of health literacy and how it shapes people’s health and the safety and quality of health care. 

2020
Poster or graphic

The top tips are designed to help consumers, their families, carers and other support people get the most out of their health care.

2020
Poster or graphic

The Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights (second edition) - A4 Accessible version.