The Australian Pharmacy Council (APC) announces stakeholders can now provide their feedback on the draft accreditation standards for the education programs that will credential pharmacists to work in aged care and conduct medication management reviews.

Public consultation is open to all stakeholders and interested people until Wednesday 10 May 2023.

You can now see the draft accreditation standards and consultation details.

Chief Executive Officer, Bronwyn Clark, says these standards are being created for the benefit of some of the most vulnerable people in our community.

"We must put older Australians, their needs, and their safety at the very centre of the development process. They are a group of people that deserve protection.

“We’re keeping what’s worked well in the past and introducing improvements in other areas. And in doing so we aim to create standards that result in quality healthcare for people and support for families and carers," Ms Clark says.

The APC is gathering feedback through various methods including:

  • an online survey
  • in person at their Stakeholder Consultation Forum
  • in writing
  • during one-on-one interviews.

The APC also encourages stakeholders to attend their public forum to discuss and provide commentary on the standards on Wednesday 26 April in Adelaide.

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