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  • Register for the launch of the Psychotropic Medicines in Cognitive Disability or Impairment Clinical Care Standard to find out how to reduce inappropriate use of these medicines.
  • Two Royal Commissions have revealed serious concerns with the use of psychotropic medicines, in the aged care and disability sectors.
  • Psychotropic medicines are commonly used to manage behaviours of concern – despite the lack of evidence that they are effective for this purpose.

Expert advice

Join us to hear our panel discuss:

  • What the Standard means for clinicians and health services
  • How it will benefit people with cognitive disability or impairment, and their families
  • How to reduce the inappropriate use of psychotropic medicines
  • The priority areas for improving quality of care wherever people are receiving health care. These include informed consent, adequate assessment, best use of non-medication strategies and how to optimise safety in those cases when medicines are considered necessary.

The Standard is relevant to all healthcare providers working with people who have cognitive disability or impairment, whether in hospital or community settings.

The Standard has been endorsed by the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission and the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission.

For more information, visit

safetyandquality.gov.au/psychotropics-ccs

Your Host

SQ24-013-Registration-portrait-Tegan-Taylor

Ms Tegan Taylor

Journalist and Broadcaster

Tegan Taylor is a multi-award-winning health and science reporter for the ABC. She hosts Radio National’s Health Report, Quick Smart and What’s That Rash? She’s received a Walkley Award, the Eureka Prize for Science Journalism and her work has appeared in the anthology The Best of Australian Science Writing.

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Conjoint Associate Professor Carolyn Hullick

Chief Medical Officer, Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Carolyn was appointed Chief Medical Officer at the Commission in September 2023, having been a Clinical Director since early 2021. An emergency physician in Newcastle NSW, she has extensive expertise in aged care, and a special interest in transitions of care and the appropriate use of psychotropics.

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Associate Professor Juanita Breen

Dementia Research, University of Tasmania

Juanita is an experienced pharmacist and aged care researcher. She developed the RedUSe program, which has helped reduce antipsychotic and benzodiazepine use in residential Aged Care. She currently consults for the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission, promoting strategies to minimise inappropriate psychotropic drug use in all care settings.

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Professor Eddy Strivens AM PSM

Geriatrician and Clinical Director, Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service

Eddy is a Geriatrician working in Cairns, Far North Queensland. He leads the Healthy Ageing Research Team (HART) at James Cook University and is a past president of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine. He has strong clinical and research interests in dementia, healthy ageing and novel models of service delivery.

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Professor Julian Trollor

Chair, Intellectual Disability Mental Health, University of New South Wales

Julian is a neuropsychiatrist, who holds the inaugural Chair of Intellectual Disability Mental Health and heads the Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry (3DN) at the University of NSW Sydney (UNSW). He is a NHMRC Leadership Fellow, and acting Director for the Centre of Excellence in Intellectual Disability Health, UNSW Sydney. Julian is involved in improving health policy, practice and supports for people with an intellectual or developmental disability.

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Sea urchin design: Ms Tanya Taylor is a Worimi artist (mid-north coast of New South Wales) who is drawn to the underwater world through a deep connection with her saltwater heritage. Tanya’s design is inspired by the patterns found in the sea urchins, corals and sea creatures found in the ocean.

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