Collaborating with consumers

Resources for understanding medicines governance in Australian public hospitals.

Australia has a world-class public healthcare system. One of the ways this is possible is through good medicines governance. Medicines governance makes sure medicines use is suitable, safe, works well and within a budget. The Council of Australian Therapeutic Advisory Groups (CATAG) is a group of medicines governance experts from all the Australian States and Territories. Together, CATAG aims to improve medicines use within the public hospital system.

Medicines Governance is complex, so CATAG has created tools for healthcare teams to use with consumers which help explain medicines governance.

Each tool is adapted from the CATAG Guiding Principles and focuses on the important facts patients need to know. The tools are written in plain English to suit a wide audience.