South Australian Medication Safety Advisory Group (SAMSAG)
The delivery of safe, quality health care is fundamental to the strategic directions of SA Health. SAMSAG is the peak SA Health advisory group to promote the safe use of medicines in South Australia.
SAMSAG roles are to:
- support consistency and linkage between national and state agendas and action at Local Health Network (LHN) level
- identify policy directions, priorities and strategic directions for service development and delivery, relevant to medication safety and medication safety-related research
- ensure communication and information flow between local, state and national stakeholders
- facilitate a culture of shared learning and ongoing practice improvement regarding medication safety.
Working groups may be formed as required to a specific project or area of work. These groups will develop policies and provide direction for implementation of strategies at a local level to increase medication safety in priority areas.
For further information on SAMSAG and it's role, e-mail HealthMedicationSafety@sa.gov.au
Chaired by Naomi Burgess, Director Medicines Technology, Policy and Programs, includes doctors, pharmacists, nurses and a consumer representative.
|Medicines and Technology Policy & Programs (MTPP)||Director||Ms Naomi Burgess (Chair)|
|Senior Specialist Pharmacist||Ms Kaye Barratt|
|Central Adelaide Local Health Network||Team Leader, Clinical Pharmacy and Medicines Information Royal Adelaide Hospital||Ms Kirsty Scarborough|
|Medication Safety Committee and Incident Review Group Member, Administrations Registrar, CALHN||Vacant|
|Nursing Director, Medical Specialties, CALHN||Ms Susan Waters|
|Consumer||Consumer representative||Mrs Helen Mikolaj|
|Country Health SA Local Health Network (CHSALHN)||Chair, CHSALHN Drug and Therapeutics Committee||Dr David Rosenthal|
|Director of Nursing, Naracoorte Health Service||Ms Pam Schubert|
|Project Pharmacist / Executive Officer, CHSA LHN Drug and Therapeutics Committee||Ms Hannah Loller|
|Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN)||Clinical Pharmacist, Modbury Hospital||Ms Denise Jeffs|
|Nursing Director Critical Care – Emergency Departments, NALHN||Mr Andrew McGill|
|Director of Pharmacy Services, NALHN||Mr Richard Marotti|
|Nursing and Midwifery||Project Nurse, Nursing and Midwifery Office||Ms Sonny Ward|
|SA Ambulance Service (SAAS)||Senior Pharmacist, Patient Safety and Quality||Mr Peter Hayball|
|Safety and Quality||Senior Project Officer, Safety and Quality||Ms Anita Chambers|
|Southern Adelaide Local Health Network (SALHN)||Anaesthetic Consultant & Chair, Medication Safety Advisory Group, SALHN||Dr Mervyn Atkinson|
|Manager Clinical Governance Unit||Ms Genevieve Sturman|
|Deputy Director, Pharmacy, Flinders Medical Centre||Ms Ashley Symonds|
|Women's and Children's Health Network (WCHN)||Medication Safety Officer, Women’s and Children’s Hospital||Vacant|
|Director of Pharmacy, Women’s and Children’s Hospital/SA Pharmacy||Mr Sean Turner|