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National Prescribing Service
The National Prescribing Service Limited or NPS is an independent provider of medical information in Australia. Their mission is to support the safe and effective use of medicines. They are a leading advocate for the Quality Use of Medicines (QUM), providing evidence-based information and services to health professionals and the community.
The NPS is an independent non-profit organisation, established in March 1998, funded by the Commonwealth Government Department of Health and Ageing. The NPS achieves its aims by working in partnership with general practitioners, pharmacists, specialists, other health professionals, the government, pharmaceutical industry, consumer organisations, and directly with the community.
Additional recommended knowledge
The NPS runs a Medicines Line to provide consumers with access to independent information about medicines including:
Health professionals can access the Therapeutic Advice and Information Service (TAIS) which provides independent drugs and therapeutics information including:
The NPS produces several publications including:
The NPS organises seminars and conferences independent of the pharmaceutical industry including:
Some of the community campaigns launched by the NPS have included:
The NPS also has a rural program that provides funding to rural locations for community projects.
Some of the NPS campaigns targeted at health professionals have included:
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