Managing your medicines safely is very important as it allows you to get the most from your medicines while reducing the chances of harm due to side effects or interactions.​

Knowing the active ingredient and keeping an up-to-date list of your medicines are two ways you can help yourself manage your medicines safely.

Visiting the same GP and community pharmacist can also help to reduce medication mix-ups.

Taking an active interest in your care (or having the support of a family member, who can do this for you) has also been shown to help reduce the chance of medication mix-ups.

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​Other medication safety programs/activities:


Please contact the Medication Safety Improvement Facilitator if you have further questions about these programs or any other matters relating to medication safety: dawn.astles@health.nsw.gov.au

All NSLHD medication procedures are required to comply with Policy Directive PD2013_043 Medication Handling in NSW Public Health Facilities.

All NSLHD Hospitals undergo accreditation under ACHS EQuIP National Medication Safety National Standard 4.