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Do you give or take regular medications? Patient Information Leaflet Focus Group

Medication Services Queensland

Closing date extended to 9am Friday 8 December 2017

Medication Services Queensland (MSQ) is part of the Prevention Division, Department of Health. They provide a range of services that support pharmacy practice, medications and medication management activities within Queensland Health including maintaining the List of Approved Medicines (the formulary of medications), the PBS within hospitals, various policies and guidelines and medication safety. This work is being done by the Medication Safety team.

Purpose

Medication Services Queensland is seeking to recruit 6 consumers or carers for a focus group to help the medication safety team develop a patient information leaflet explaining the 6 rights for safe medication administration. The leaflet will aim to help patients understand what the 6 rights are, outline the process staff follow when they use them and explain how patients  can contribute to their own care. Further testing of the leaflet will occur via a survey of members of the Health Consumers Queensland network.

Who is it for?

The target audience for this focus group is patients, carers and parents who take / give regular medications, particularly if you have ever had concerns about a medication you have been asked to take while in hospital.

Time and location

It is intended that this focus group will be a single event. It will be held at the Medication Safety Queensland offices at 33 Charlotte Street, Brisbane 10:30am to 12:00pm, in mid December. Remote access via videoconference can be arranged if required.

Remuneration

Consumers will receive a $60 gift voucher for their participation and local travel expenses will be covered. Car parking at Charlotte Street may be available but will need to be arranged in advance. Light refreshments will be provided.

How to apply

Please complete this Expression of Interest and return to HCQ via consumer@hcq.org.au. For assistance completing this Expression of Interest, please contact Health Consumers Queensland via consumer@hcq.org.au or by phone on 07 3012 9090.

For queries relating to the focus group, please call Josie Quin, Senior Medication Safety Officer on 07 3708 5291 or email medicationsafety@health.qld.gov.au.

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