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Complete and current medication lists - new SHPA position statement

September 4, 2015

Complete and current medication lists are central to the safe and optimal use of medicines for individual patients. Medication lists should be maintained, updated and validated by health professionals, particularly pharmacists, whenever a patient's medicines are changed, as part of any medication review and particularly when the patient transitions between episodes of care.

Chemotherapy Coumpounding Fee not to be implemented on 1 September 2015

August 31, 2015

SHPA has been advised that the changes to the funding of chemotherapy compounding that were due to come into effect on 1 September 2015 will NOT be implemented.

Overwhelming response to MM2015 - 599 abstracts submitted

August 4, 2015

There has been an overwhelming response of 599 abstracts submitted for Medicines Management 2015, the 41st SHPA National Conference.

SHPA joins Choosing Wisely Australia

July 17, 2015

SHPA will partner with Choosing Wisely Australia, leading medical colleges and consumer groups in this national initiative. The goal is for clinicians to improve the quality of health care; SHPA will be focusing on the appropriate and high quality evidence-based use of medicines.

Guidelines for timely initiation of chemotherapy

July 14, 2015

The Department of Health and Human Services in Victoria has published the Guidelines for timely initiation of chemotherapy to help health services in timely commencement of chemotherapy to optimise patient outcomes.

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  • Complete and current medication lists - new SHPA position statement
  • Complete and current medication lists are central to the safe and optimal use of medicines for individual patients. Medication lists should be maintained, updated and validated by health professionals, particularly pharmacists, whenever a patient's medicines are changed, as part of any medication review and particularly when the patient transitions between episodes of care.
  • Chemotherapy Coumpounding Fee not to be implemented on 1 September 2015
  • SHPA has been advised that the changes to the funding of chemotherapy compounding that were due to come into effect on 1 September 2015 will NOT be implemented.
  • Overwhelming response to MM2015 - 599 abstracts submitted
  • There has been an overwhelming response of 599 abstracts submitted for Medicines Management 2015, the 41st SHPA National Conference.

     

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