NPS Background Information
NPS was set up in 1998 as an independent, non-profit organisation under funding from the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. The organisation aims to improve health outcomes by providing access to balanced, unbiased and clinically appraised information on the Quality Use of Medicines (QUM).
Quality Use of Medicines (QUM) means selecting management options wisely; choosing suitable medicines; if a medicine is considered necessary; and using medicines safely and effectively.
QUM applies equally to decisions about medicine use by an individual or within a community. The term ‘medicine’ includes prescription, non-prescription and complementary medicines.
NPS is the Quality Use of Medicines service agency for Australia’s National Medicines Policy.
All services and resources offered by the NPS are free of charge and are available to medical practitioners and practices irrespective of their accreditation status. For more information on the NPS, please refer to the NPS website.
Our purpose is to support the best use of medicines to improve health and well-being promoting support and safety for every patient.
Our NPS services will be used when decisions about medicines are made to support people using our advice will be able to choose if, when and how to use medicines to attain better health and well-being to aims to maximise a patients’ journey through the healthcare system. By providing innovative and relevant evidence based QUM services for health professionals and consumers we are a reliable and sought-after source of independent information on medicines.
Independent, evidence based drug information on the current therapeutic topic, by a trained NPS professional facilitator; providing QA & CPD points
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Education at your practice, either one to one or in a group;
An activity eligible for inclusion in the Quality Prescribing Initiative (QPI) of the Practice Incentives Program (PIP).
To participate in our educational activities such as our one to one conference, case studies, clinical audits to improve quality use of medicines in practice, please contact NPS facilitators Daen Medina or Alex Elia on (02) 8811 7100 or email: email@example.com
To find out more about the WentWest Medicare Local NPS programs contact Daen Medina or Alex Elia, NPS Facilitators, on (02) 8811 7100