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Type: On-demand
Recorded: 5 Jun 2023


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Medicine safety in disability care

On-demand recorded 5 Jun 2023

People with disability face a number of barriers to safety medicine use including: accessing prescribers, inappropriately prescribed medicines, accessing information about medications and management review services.
Come join NSW Ministry of Health and the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia to discuss approaches to manage these barriers.

Learning outcomes

  1. Recognise risks and barriers around medication administration for people with disability
  2. Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of strategies to reduce risks and overcome barriers
  3. Demonstrate an awareness of polypharmacy, psychotropic medications and the importance of medication reviews.


Dr Tim Senior

Dr Tim Senior is a GP at the Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation in South West Sydney. He is Medical Advisor to the RACGP in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and is a clinical senior lecturer in general practice and Indigenous Health at the University of Western Sydney.


Chelsea Felkai
President, Pharmaceutical Society of Australia NSW

Cheslea is a Newcastle-based pharmacist currently undertaking a PhD at Newcastle University. She is an accredited consultant pharmacist and has a special interest in medicine use in people with disability. Chelsea contributed to the PSA Medicine Safety disability care report and has served as the President of the PSA NSW Branch Committee for the past 3 years. She recently purchased two pharmacies in the Newcastle area which she manages alongside her two business partners.

Dr David Graham
Psychiatry Registrar

Dr Graham is completing specialty training in general psychiatry with a subspecialisation in psychotherapy. He has a clinical and research interest in psychopharmacology, veteran and first responder mental health, and therapeutic jurisprudence.


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