South Australian Formulary Committee: Terms of Reference
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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 SA Health eHealth team to ensure that clinicians are supported to prescribe according to the formulary and optimise consistency of approach across the state.
South Australian Formulary Committee Membership at August 2020.
Chair - Dr Nicholas Farinola, Clinical Pharmacologist, General Physician, Royal Adelaide Hospital
Women's and Children's HN - Ms Catherine Booth / Ms Cassandra Mosel, Formulary Pharmacist, Women's and Children's Health Network
Medicines and Technology Programs - Director, Medicines and Technology Programs (MTP), SA Health
Pharmacist - Ms Celine Chee, Specialist Pharmacist – Quality Use of Medicines, Northern Adelaide Local Health Network
Pharmacist - Dr Pascale Dettwiller, Regional Lead Pharmacist: Eyre and Far North Region Local Health Network; Associate Professor Research, University of Adelaide Rural Clinical School
Nurse/Midwifery/Nurse Practitioners - Ms Debra Earl, Nurse Practitioner, Acute Cardiac Assessment, Lyell McEwin Hospital
SA Pharmacy, Statewide Formulary Portfolio Lead - Mr Vaughn Eaton, Director of Pharmacy, Southern Adelaide Local Health Network, SA Pharmacy
Senior Medical - Dr Jessica Gehlert, Clinical Pharmacologist, Endocrinologist, Obstetrics Physician Southern Adelaide Local Health Network
Nurse/Midwifery/Nurse Practitioners - Ms Sharon Horn, Nurse Practitioner, Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, Central Adelaide Local Health Network
Senior Medical - Dr Caroline Lake, Consultant Anaesthetist, Flinders Medical Centre
Junior Medical - Dr Xiu Qin Lim, Clinical Pharmacology Trainee, Flinders Medical Centre / Addiction Medicine Physician DASSA
Senior Medical - Dr Angela Molga, Clinical Pharmacologist, Central Adelaide Local Health Network Geriatrician, Northern Adelaide Health Network
Health Economist, A/Prof John Moss, Associate Professor, School of Population Health, University of Adelaide
Senior Medical - Dr Lynette Rose, Senior Consultant Psychiatrist, Carramar Community Mental Health Team, Southern Adelaide Local Health Network
Nurse/Midwifery/Nurse Practitioners - Ms Barbie Sawyer, Nurse Practitioner Diabetes, South East Regional Community Health Service, Lower South East Health Service, Country Health SA
Junior Medical - Dr Jonathan Schubert, Registrar in Clinical Pharmacology, Flinders Medical Centre
Pharmacist - Mr Ray Skinner, Chief Pharmacist, Port Pirie Hospital
Junior Medical - Dr Paul Wabnitz, Clinical Pharmacology Trainee, Royal Adelaide Hospital
Consumer Representative - Mrs Lynda Whiteway
Executive Officer - Ms Rachael Cheh, Senior Pharmacist, SA Pharmacy
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.