Letter from the Chief Medical Officer to Prescribers

The Chief Medical Officer has written to approximately 28,000 practitioners about new resources for prescribers to support care of people with dementia who live in residential aged care.


Letter from the Chief Medical Officer to Prescribers

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The letter explains the resources and information that have been developed to help practitioners who:

  • have prescribed an antipsychotic or benzodiazepine to a patient living in residential aged care
  • are working in an aged care setting

These include:

  • general practitioners
  • specialists
  • nurse practitioners
  • other medical practitioners

The resources include:


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