Tag Archives: NPS MedicineWise

PSA: meds review need is opportunity for pharmacy

Older Australians need to begin regular medicine reviews, which can be conducted by pharmacists, due to an increase in polypharmacy, Pharmaceutical Society of Australia has reported. “As the report states, older people are likely to be using several medicines at once, which places them at greater risk of medicine-related harm,” …

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Knight’s time as Chair of NPS MedicineWise

Dr Andrew Knight has been appointed as the Chair of the NPS MedicineWise board. The Sydney-based GP, appointed last month, has served on the board since 2010. Dr Knight has taken over as Chair from Peter Turner, Non-Executive Director at Virtus Health. Mr Turner says he believes Dr Knight brings …

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Updates to MedicineWise app help ease carer role

Funded by Family and Community Services NSW, updates to the free NPS MedicineWise app now enable carers and healthcare workers of one or more people to keep details of everyone they care for in one app, including details of medicines.   The app updates also allow people who have more …

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Push for Australians to make informed healthcare decisions

A push to encourage Australians to be more proactive in the management of their own healthcare is underway by NPS MedicineWise Choosing Wisely Australia initiative and the Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF). The Conversation Starter Kit, launched today, 30 may at the  2019 Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting in …

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NPS names new CEO

NPS MedicineWise has appointed Steve Morris as its new CEO. Having worked in clinical and leadership roles in the health sector spanning pharmacy practice, community and hospitals, primary care, industry and NGOs, Mr Morris was most recently accountable for the delivery of state-wide pharmacy services to the public sector in …

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