Home Medicines Review Hospital Referral Pathway
Summary of the responses received from stakeholders in response to a consultation on the proposed hospital referral pathway.
Consultation paperUnder the Fifth Community Pharmacy Agreement there is provision for the Home Medicines Review (HMR) program to be modified, with a particular emphasis on those patients deemed most at risk of medication misadventure, such as immediately after discharge from hospital.
A consultation paper was developed on the implementation of a hospital referral pathway to enable urgent HMRs. The paper covers the rationale for the development of a hospital referral pathway to HMR services and raises a series of questions for stakeholder consideration and input. The consultation paper is attached below.
The Department of Health and Ageing sought comments from interested organisations and individuals on the issues raised in the consultation paper. Written submissions closed on 20 January 2012.
The following is a high level summary of the responses received from stakeholders in relation to the proposed hospital referral pathway.
Summary of public submissions in response to the paper ‘Implementation of a hospital referral pathway to enable urgent Home Medicines Reviews (HMR)'
WorkshopOn 29 June 2012, the Department of Health and Ageing, in conjunction with the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, held a meeting with relevant pharmacy, general practitioner and consumer organisations and State and Territory health departments to finalise a proposal for the hospital referral pathway.
Summary of outcomes from the Home Medicines Review Hospital Referral Pathway workshop
Next StepsOutcomes of the workshop will be provided to the Agreement Consultative Committee for discussion, and the Committee will provide updates to the professions and State and Territory Health Departments as appropriate. Those interested in the progress of the referral pathway should contact the relevant peak organisation or State/Territory Health Department in the first instance.
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