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Medicines and Technology Programs

Medicines and Technology Programs, within the System Performance division of the Department for Health and Wellbeing, is responsible for medicines policy and programs and health technology assessment within the South Australian public sector.

Role of Medicines and Technology Programs

Medicines and Technology Programs:

  • leads development and implementation of statewide policy and programs for medicines and health technology assessment to ensure best possible outcomes for all South Australians
  • improves equity of access to medicines including optimising resource allocation and the quality use of medicines
  • develops and administers controlled substances legislation
  • provides expert advice and education to a wide range of stakeholders
  • works in partnership with health services to improve patient safety and quality of care.

Medicines and Technology Programs convenes a number of statewide strategic medicines committees including the:

Contact

General enquiries

SA Health
PO Box 287, Rundle Mall
ADELAIDE SA 5000

Phone: (08) 8204 1944

Email: Health.MTPP@sa.gov.au

Legislation

Angela Fitzhenry

Telephone: (08) 8206 6169

Pharmaceutical Reforms and Medicines Programs

Jacinta Nagle

Telephone: (08) 8226 7240

South Australian Medicines Advisory Committee (SAMAC)

Rachael Cheh

Email: HealthSAMAC@sa.gov.au

Telephone: (08) 8204 1941

South Australian Medicines Evaluation Panel (SAMEP)

Email: HealthSAMEP@sa.gov.au

Telephone: (08) 8226 7083

South Australian Medication Safety Advisory Group (SAMSAG)

Jacinta Nagle

Telephone: (08) 8226 7240

Email: HealthMedicationSafety@sa.gov.au

South Australian Policy Advisory Committee on Technology (SAPACT)

Telephone: (08) 8226 7375

Email: Health.SAPACT@sa.gov.au

South Australian Formulary Committee (SAFC)

Sharryn Heard

Telephone: (08) 8204 8998

Email: Health.SAFC@sa.gov.au

Medicinal Cannabis

Telephone: (08) 8226 6169

Email: Health.MedicinalCannabisConsultation@sa.gov.au

Chemotherapy Projects

Telephone: (08) 8226 6579

Email: SAHealthCancerDrugCommittee.GenericMailbox@sa.gov.au

 

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