The Department of Health and Aged Care has engaged us to develop accreditation standards and a new accreditation system for training programs that will credential pharmacists to work on-site in aged care facilities and conduct comprehensive medication management reviews.
We have conducted public consultation with a wide range of stakeholders to inform the development of the new standards.
The Accreditation Standards and system will provide oversight and quality assurance of training programs that credential pharmacists to be engaged under the Aged Care On-site Pharmacist initiative and conduct comprehensive Medication Management Reviews (i.e., HMRs/RMMRs).
Recommendations from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety include increasing access to medication management reviews and the engagement of on-site pharmacists to work in aged care facilities. The Aged Care Onsite Pharmacist initiative provides funding aims to improve medication management and safety for aged care residents.
Under the guidance of an Expert Advisory Group, we will develop a set of Accreditation Standards including a Performance Outcomes Framework and an Evidence Guide for training providers.
We will establish an accreditation system to accredit training providers similar to how we currently accredit education providers delivering pharmacy degree programs or intern training programs.
For any enquiries about the development of the accreditation standards, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.