- NSW Ministry of Health - RTPM Consultation Information Request
- Chronic Pain Australia's response to RTPM in NSW
- Frequently Asked Questions about RTPM
Real Time Prescription Monitoring (RTPM) is a new national digital health system currently being rolled out across Australia. It is an online database that allows doctors and pharmacists to access patient information regarding the prescription of controlled or high risk medications such as opioids or benzodiazepines.
The introduction of Real Time Prescription Monitoring (RTPM) will help with the identification of people at risk of harm due to drug interaction or dependence. However, we are concerned that it may also result in reduced access to important pain management medicines and increased stigma and discrimination – something that many in the chronic pain community already experience.
After making a written submission to the NSW Government, Chronic Pain Australia has been invited to contribute further thoughts and experiences to help build an effective RTPM system in NSW.
We are looking for 2 NSW-based consumers to represent the Chronic Pain community in the NSW Government RTPM online consultation meetings between April – June 2021. Participants will be financially compensated by the NSW Government for their time.
To be considered for participation, you must:
- Be a NSW resident
- Have either first hand or carer experience of taking monitored prescription medications for treatment of a medical condition
- Have access to Skype (either on or a computer or a mobile phone)
- Be able to attend up to 2hr online meetings on weekdays (exact timing to be determined)
Please complete the nomination form by 5pm Wednesday 3 March 2021 to be considered.