The groups representing Australia’s pharmacists and community pharmacies have backed the aged care royal commission’s calls to strengthen medication review program.
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The aged care royal commissioners have rejected industry calls for a significant increase in government funding to aged care before the end of the inquiry due to the need for a major transformation.
Australia’s health and aged care systems must acknowledge the country’s 2.6 million unpaid carers and work with them as ‘partners in care’, a group of healthcare organisations argue in a new paper.
Leading Age Services Australia is calling on the commonwealth government and the Pharmacy Guild to address issues over medication pricing collegially with the benefit of consumers as the cornerstone of discussions.
All home medicine reviews must take place in the home of the person at risk of medication errors, except in tightly defined circumstances, under changes to the Home Medicines Review program from 15 March.
The sector’s newest peak body has just announced that its soon-to-be new CEO will be pharmacist and healthcare advocate, Patrick Reid.
A new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers says there’s no better time to tackle a unified industry association.