Guiding Principles for medication management in the community

These Guiding Principles aim to promote the quality use of medicines and better medication management in the community.

Page last updated: 24 January 2012

APAC Guiding principles for medication management in the community

These Guiding Principles are targeted at paid health and community care service providers supporting older people to manage their medicines in their home and in the community.

They aim to promote the quality use of medicines and better medication management in the community. It is intended that the Guiding Principles will assist service providers develop or evaluate existing policies and procedures, support those staff involved in assisting consumers, manage their medicines and support consumers in managing their medicine(s).

The Guiding Principles could also be used by other community based services, such as those which support people with disabilities or chronic disease, and groups such as consumer organisations, health care professionals, professional organisations, educational organisations, consumers and carers.

These Guiding Principles have been developed by the Australian Pharmaceutical Advisory Council (APAC), which is a consultative forum bringing together key stakeholders to advise the Australian Minister for Health and Ageing on medicines policy issues.

Guiding principles for medication management in the community (HTML)
Guiding principles for medication management in the community (PDF 281 KB)

Guiding principles for medication management in the community - quick reference guide

This has been developed as a quick reference guide to the Guiding Principles. Guiding principles for medication management in the community - quick reference guide (PDF 282 KB)

If you are having problems downloading the PDF documents, hardcopies are available from:

National Medicines Policy Strategies Section
Phone: (02) 6289 8023
Fax: (02) 6289 7499

Email: nmp@health.gov.au

Postal: National Medicines Policy Strategies Section
Pharmaceutical Policy Branch
Department of Health and Ageing
MDP 900
GPO Box 9848
Canberra ACT 2601

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