KRISTEN Anderson (pictured) has been named the CHARMING Institute’s Advanced Primary Care Pharmacist Fellow for 2013-2015. Anderson graduated from James Cook University in 2005 and was the PSA’s Pharmacy Student of the Year. After working as a clinical hospital pharmacist she then secured a role delivering educational programs to clinicians in rural and remote Qld on behalf of NPS MedicineWise. The Fellowship will see the accredited pharmacist undertake a PhD supervised by Ian Scott, Chris Freeman and Danielle Stowasser aiming to reduce “potentially inappropriate polypharmacy in older people through deprescribing in primary care”. The CHARMING Institute was established this year with the aim of conducting high quality primary health care research which influences policy and clinical primary care training.
LEADING pharmacy, consumer and Federal agencies want to see better use of existing funding and leverage digital health resources to improve quality use of medicines, discussions at the Medicines Safety Forum in Canberra revealed.