South Australian Formulary Committee (SAFC)
The South Australian Formulary Committee (SAFC) was established October 2012 with the mission to develop and maintain the South Australian Medicines Formulary (SAMF). A statewide approach will optimise the quality use of medicines, improve and promote equity of access to medicines for patients and increase the cost-effectiveness of medicine use across SA Health.
Operating as a subcommittee of South Australian Medicines Advisory committee (SAMAC), the SAFC has a diverse range of expert membership across all Local Health Networks. Expertise includes a broad range of medical specialities, pharmacy, nursing, economic/epidemiological expertise and a consumer advocate.
SAFC will consider all medicines used and proposed for use within SA public hospitals and health services within therapeutic classes to determine a core list of medicines suitable for use across SA Health.
During formulary development and maintenance the SAFC will undertake consultation with key clinical stakeholders including Drug and Therapeutic Committees (DTCs), and key specialists or experts in the field. SAFC will work closely with the Enterprise Patient Administration System (EPAS) implementation team to ensure that clinicians are supported to prescribe according to the formulary and optimise consistency of approach across the state.
For further information or any enquiries relating to formulary applications or processes please contact the SAFC Executive Officer by email Health.SAFC@sa.gov.au or phone (08) 8204 8998.
South Australian Formulary Committee Membership at March 2017
|Representative area||Name||Job title|
|Chair||Dr Tilenka Thynne||Clinical Pharmacologist, Flinders Medical Centre|
|Medicines and Technology Programs and Out of Hospital Services||Ms Naomi Burgess||Director, Medicines and Technology Programs (MTP) and Out of Hospital Pharmacy Services, SA Health|
|Pharmacist||Ms Celine Chee||Specialist Pharmacist – Quality Use of Medicines, Northern Adelaide Local Health Network|
|Pharmacist||A/Prof Chris Doecke||Director of Pharmacy, Central Adelaide Local Health Network, SA Pharmacy|
|SA Pharmacy, Statewide Formulary Portfolio Lead||Mr Vaughn Eaton||Director of Pharmacy, Southern Adelaide Local Health Network, SA Pharmacy|
|Senior Medical||Dr Nicolas Farinola||Clinical Pharmacologist, Royal Adelaide Hospital|
|Senior Medical||Dr Sally Johns||Staff Specialist Geriatrician, Northern Adelaide Local Health Network|
|Nurse/Midwifery/Nurse Practitioners||Ms Paula Larsen||Nurse Practitioner, Northern Mental Health Service|
|Mrs June Montgomery||Emergency Nurse Practitioner, South Adelaide Local Health Network|
|Junior Medical||Dr Angela Molga||Registrar in Clinical Pharmacology, Royal Adelaide Hospital|
|Health Economist||A/Prof John Moss||Associate Professor, School of Population Health, University of Adelaide|
|Senior Medical||Dr John Maddison||Medical Co-Director, Aged Care, Rehabilitation & Palliative Care, Northern Adelaide Local Health Network|
|Junior Medical||Dr Gao-Jing Ong||Registrar in Clinical Pharmacology, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital|
|Women’s and Children’s||Ms Usha Ritchie||Deputy Director of Pharmacy, Women’s and Children’s Health Network|
|Junior Medical||Dr Angela Rowland||Registrar in Clinical Pharmacology, Flinders Medical Centre|
|Senior Medical||Prof Sepehr Shakib||Director Clinical Pharmacology, Royal Adelaide Hospital|
|Pharmacist||Mr Ray Skinner||Chief Pharmacist, Port Pirie Hospital|
|Consumer Representative||Mrs Lynda Whiteway|
|Ms Lisa Robertson||Senior Pharmacist, SA Pharmacy|
|Executive Officer (0.2 FTE)||Ms Rachael Cheh||Senior Pharmacist, SA Pharmacy|