Thumbs-up for drug bid
NORTHERN Queensland Primary Health Network chairman Trent Twomey welcomes an announcement by the Federal Government on the introduction of real-time recording of controlled drugs.
“This real-time instant alert system will help local GPs and pharmacists have better information to provide better care, and will stop doctor and pharmacy shopping for controlled drugs by consumers,” he said.
“NQPHN plays a key role in educating GPs and pharmacists on local referral pathways for pain management and addiction. We strongly support the announcement, and look forward to the rollout of this key national health initiative.”
Mr Twomey said the organisation was hoping to provide assistance in educating healthcare providers about the new system.