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NDS has partnered with the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia to deliver the Quality Use of Medication series for disability services.

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Quality Use of Medication

A woman holds a medication pill in her hand and looks at it. A case of colourful medication pills is in her left hand.
Location: National (online)
Date: 18/06/2024

NDS has partnered with the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia to deliver the Quality Use of Medication series for disability services. Quality Use of Medication (QUM) principles and systems are essential to deliver quality and safe services and is included in the NDIS Commission medication practice standard. 

The Quality Use of Medication series includes three webinars:

  • Foundations of Quality Use of Medication in disability services
  • Polypharmacy and reviews
  • Understanding and managing medication refusal

The Quality Use of Medication series is part of the NDS Positive Health Outcomes Project and is funded by the Australian government. 

Webinar One: Foundations of Quality Use of Medications in disability services 

The practical webinar will focus on:

  • Why QUM is important in disability services and how it underpins quality and safe services
  • Breakdown of the NDIS Commission Medication practice standard components, and what good practice would look like in different disability service delivery settings 
  • Organisational systems and governance needed to support QUM
  • Question and answer session

Skill level: Foundational

Webinar Two: Polypharmacy and reviews 

The webinar will focus on: 

  • What is polypharmacy and how does this impact people's health
  • Identifying polypharmacy and people at higher risk of polypharmacy
  • Accessing medication reviews – pathways and appropriate professionals
  • Question and answer session

Skill level: Foundational 

Webinar Three: Understanding and managing refusal of medication

The webinar will focus on: 

  • What is medication refusal and links to NDIS Standard  
  • Risks associated with medication refusal
  • Responding to medication refusal - from supported decision making to escalation of care and clinical governance
  •    Question and answer session  

Skill level: Foundational

Please note: Each webinar is run twice – please only register to attend one of the sessions. If you are unable to attend the two available dates, you can register your interest for future sessions in the event registration form

Who should attend?

Disability Service Managers, Quality Managers, Service and house managers.

Event Details:

Webinar nameDateTimeLocationRegistration
Webinar One: Foundations of QUM; Delivery 1 of 2 Thursday 30 May

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm AEST / 10:00 am to 11:30 am AWST /10:30 am to 12:00 pm ACST

Online Register
Webinar One: Foundations of QUM; Delivery 2 of 2 Tuesday 4 June 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm AEST / 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm AWST / 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm ACST Online Register
Webinar Two: Polypharmacy and medication review; Delivery 1 of 2 Thursday 6 June 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm AEST / 10:00 am to 11:00 am AWST / 10:30 am to 11:30 am ACST Online Register
Webinar Two: Polypharmacy and medication review; Delivery 2 of 2 Friday 14 June

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm AEST / 10:00 am to 11:00 am AWST / 10:30 am to 11:30 am ACST

Online Register
Webinar Three: Medication refusal and missed medications; Delivery 1 of 2 Tuesday 18 June

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm AEST / 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm AWST / 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm ACST

Online Register
Webinar Three: Medication refusal and missed medications; Delivery 2 of 2 Friday 21 June 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm AEST / 10:00 am to 11:00 am AWST / 10:30 am to 11:30 am ACST Online Register
Contact information

For any enquiries, please contact Pip Robertson, Project Lead - Quality and Safeguarding Health, submit enquiry/feedback,  show phone number