Aged care med chart gets mixed response

The department confirmed it was phasing in a National Residential Medication Chart (NRMC) in 20 aged care facilities in NSW before considering a national rollout.

A spokesperson said the new chart, which was not compulsory, would eventually have “both paper and electronic capacity when fully rolled out; however the current trial is paper-based, reflecting on operational use in residential aged care facilities”.

Doctors Action president Dr Adrian Sheen said he had refused to use the new chart