What is NPS?
NPS is the Quality Use of Medicines service agency for Australia’s National Medicines Policy.
Quality Use of Medicines (QUM) means selecting management options wisely; choosing suitable medicines if a medicine is considered necessary; and using medicines safely and effectively.
QUM applies equally to decisions about medicine use by an individual or within a community. The term ‘medicine’ includes prescription, non-prescription and complementary medicines.
NPS is an independent, not-for-profit organisation funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.
National Prescribing Service Health Consumer Publications: