Work with us
Evidence-based solutions designed to improve health knowledge and decision making
We work with member organisations, industry and professional organisations, consumer organisations and government, and seek advice from a broad range of expert advisory groups.
We conduct regular educational visits with GPs and group training with pharmacists, nurses and other health professionals. We encourage adherence to prescribing guidelines and help facilitate better communication with patients regarding a range of health and medicine issues.
We also work extensively with consumers, conducting research and devising a range of interventions to help overcome areas where knowledge is lacking or where a change in behaviour would produce better health outcomes.
Recognising that culturally and linguistically diverse individuals often have poorer health outcomes and lower medicines literacy, we have a team dedicated to providing information, support and interventions directly targeted at these communities. This includes in-language resources, direct outreach programs and peer-educator visits providing information and tools for those most in need.
Our member organisations have a vested interest in the quality use of medicines (QUM) and are an important and valuable asset to our work.
We have 45 member organisations representing general practitioners, pharmacists, specialists, nursing, other health professionals, the pharmaceutical industry, government and the Australian community.
Read more about our members and guideline groups.
We have 2 types of members:
Voting members are organisations that have representative members of quality use of medicines stakeholders, who can demonstrate a commitment to the quality use of medicines and support the National Medicines Policy.
There are a number of benefits to being an NPS MedicineWise voting member including:
To become one of our voting members your organisation needs to be a legal entity that:
As a member of NPS MedicineWise your organisation will have a responsibility to:
If your organisation is interested in becoming a member, please contact us. If you do not meet the criteria above, there are many other opportunities for us to work together.
The honorary membership category was introduced in 2011 to publicly recognise individuals with outstanding and long-term commitments to improving the quality use of medicines and medical tests, and who are not current employees or directors of NPS MedicineWise.
Every second year we invite our members, directors, advisory groups and staff to nominate suitable individuals as honorary members. The Board shortlists and appoints up to three individuals as honorary members each year. Honorary members are announced at the AGM usually held in November. Honorary membership is for life or until the person resigns their membership.
Contact us for more information about nominating individuals for honorary membership.