Choosing Wisely Update - Spring 2015

26 Oct 2015

Reflecting on our first 6 months

Choosing Wisely Australia® launched in late April 2015 and in the subsequent 6 months we have seen strong interest in the program. We now have more medical colleges, societies and associations participating; we've conducted our first consumer roundtable; and we've received significant media coverage. Read about some of Choosing Wisely Australia's key highlights from the last 6 months.

Welcome to our new colleges, societies and associations

The number of medical colleges and societies participating is growing as the Choosing Wisely Australia campaign builds momentum. We’d like to welcome the following new organisations that have recently signed up to the Choosing Wisely Australia initiative. See which new organisations have joined Choosing Wisely Australia.

Consumer roundtable

On 9 September 2015, NPS MedicineWise and the Consumers Health Forum of Australia  jointly hosted the inaugural Choosing Wisely Australia Consumer Roundtable at NPS MedicineWise offices in Sydney. Participants began to identify opportunities and challenges for consumer engagement with the Choosing Wisely Australia initiative. Read about the key themes from the Choosing Wisely Australia consumer roundtable.

First pharmacist organisation on board

In recent months the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA) became the first pharmacist member organisation to join Choosing Wisely Australia. SHPA will be focusing on appropriate, high-quality evidence-based use of medicines. Read why SHPA got involved with Choosing Wisely Australia.

Choosing Wisely in the news

Many of you would have tuned in to the recent ABC Four Corners program, ‘Wasted’ hosted by Dr Norman Swan. Read about Four Corners and other news related to Choosing Wisely Australia.

Choosing Wisely Australia – out and about

Choosing Wisely Australia has had significant presence at a number of Australian health-related conferences over recent months. Read about where Choosing Wisely Australia has appeared.

Last reviewed 13 October 2015