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2012
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The Commission has negotiated with Regulators and Accrediting Agencies the process of health service organisations applying for actions to be non applicable and verifying applications. Two mechanisms exist for conferring not applicable actions

2019
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This Instrument of Approval for PBS Hospital Medication Charts was signed on 30 October 2019 by Thea Daniel, Assistant Secretary, Pricing and PBS Policy Branch, Technology Assessment and Access Division, Department of Health.

2002
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A presentation by Dr Ian Coombes, A/Director & Nina Muscillo, Senior Pharmacist Safe Medication Management Unit

2020
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This resource is designed to support clinicians with ideas for Antimicrobial Awareness Week. This is most suitable for the acute care environment, but can be adapted for primary care settings.

 

2020
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This resource is a quiz which is an activity that health services can use to profile Antimicrobial Awareness Week.

2020
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This quiz is one activity that may be utilised during Antimicrobial Awareness Week.

2020
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A joint statement from the Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges (CPMC) and the Commission has been made regarding the importance of responding to the long-term lack of improvement in compliance with antimicrobial prescribing guidelines in Australia.

2020
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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
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This graphic can be used to print on t-shirts for Antimicrobial Awareness Week - courtesy of NPS MedicineWise.

2021
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This discussion paper has been drafted to support public consultation on the use of opioid analgesics in emergency departments, perioperative and surgical services. The Commission is also interested in learning more about education and training for prescribers of opioid analgesics. Feedback from this consultation will be used to inform the development of a National Opioid Analgesic Stewardship Program. 

You can provide your feedback in writing to steve.waller@safetyandquality.gov.au or complete a short online survey.

Consultation is open until midnight (AEST) on Friday 28 May 2021.