New guiding principles for medication management 

Three national quality use of medicines (QUM) publications have been updated to improve the quality and safety of medication management for all Australians.

The Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care, in collaboration with the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, has released the national guiding principles and resources to shape future medication management practices.

The updated guiding principles align with the National Medicines Policy and are focused on person-centred care in aged care facilities, the community and at transitions of care. They provide guidance to healthcare professionals and the individual, their carer and/or family in the quality use of medicines.

Updated publications:

Guiding Principles

The Commission led the review and public consultation of the guiding principles, with the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission. There was broad input from peak organisations and experts involved in medication management, individuals receiving care, and healthcare professionals, including registered nurses, doctors and pharmacists.

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