Pharmacists are crucial to safe medication use for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in residential aged care, the Royal Commission has heard The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety heard from Professor Leon Flicker AO in Broome, WA, on Monday. The professor of geriatric medicine at the University of Western Australia gave evidence about his perspective on delivering aged care in remote Australia. He referred to the importance of allied health staff – including pharmacists – and the multidisciplinary team in delivering quality care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients. “One of the things that I notice in my own practice is that I’m not very helpful by myself,” said Professor Flicker. “I spend most of my time when I’m seeing patients by myself is I’m just crossing off medications, just stopping medications, and diagnosis and maybe looking at other issues. “I’m involved in a […]