Developed in partnership with NPS – Better Choices, Better Health, Medicines and You is a new, informative session which assists people over 50 years of age become more active in managing their medicines and promotes healthier lifestyles.
Medicines and You to help participants learn about:
- the active ingredients in medicines
- how to read a prescription
- generic medicines what they are and how safe are they are
- where to get relevant and reliable information about medicines.
Medicines and You sessions can be tailored to suit your group’s particular interests and can include information on either:
- Healthy Sleep
- Chronic Pain
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Pain Management (Over the Counter Medicines).
Booking form (DOC)
To complete the booking form:
- Email: Download the booking form to your computer and the complete the form in word. Save the completed form to your computer and email it to email@example.com
- Fax: Download the booking form to your computer and print out a copy. Fax the completed form to (02) 9286 3872
- Post: Download the booking form to your computer and print out a copy.
Post to: COTA NSW Education Team
Level 6, 280 Pitt Street
SYDNEY NSW 2000
A MEDICINEWISE AUSTRALIA
Independent, not-for-profit, and evidence-based, NPS – Better choices, Better health enables better decisions about medicines and medical tests. Funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, NPS produces numerous free resources to help you with your medicines. Click on the pictures or blue text links to open a new browser and find our more.
The Medicines List: A handy tool you can use to record the medicines you take. Keeping your medicines list up-to-date is important; bring it with you when you visit the doctor. Some of the most important things you need to know – what your medicine is for, how much to use and when to use it – are on The Medicines List. It can be downloaded in over ten different languages, and is also available in the Apple App Store (for smartphone users only).
Sleep Right, Sleep Tight quiz and factsheets: How well do you sleep? Take the quiz on the NPS website to learn about the quality of your sleep. You can use the results from the sleep quiz to discuss any concerns with your doctor. The Sleep right, Sleep tight page also has a downloadable fact sheet containing information on sleep and sleep problems, and a downloadable Sleep Diary to help you record your sleeping habits.
MedicinesTalk: Written by consumers for consumers, MedicinesTalk is a free quarterly newsletter that gives you reliable, accurate information and useful hints on managing your medicines. The website contains an archive of current and past issues.
Be MedicineWise: It can be a challenge to keep track of everything you need to know about your medicines, and what to discuss with your doctor or pharmacist. The Be MedicineWise web page contains lots of information about knowing your medicines, such as knowing the active ingredient and a list of questions you may wish to ask your health professional. NPS has also developed the Be MedicineWise flyer to remind you of the things you can do to learn about, discuss, and manage your health and medicines. Click HERE to order your free copy.
Managing chronic pain booklet: NPS and Arthritis NSW have developed a booklet to help you manage your arthritis pain, in consultation with your doctor and other health professionals. The booklet includes a pain diary to help you track your levels of pain, and is also available as an information brochure in traditional Chinese script. The NPS website also contains information about managing pain generally, such as using pain relievers, and on managing pain from specific conditions such as acute lower back pain.