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PBS Process Improvements Information Forum – Webinar Recording and Resources Available

Page last updated: 26 November 2019

On 21 November 2019, the Department of Health hosted an information forum via webinar to open consultation on:

  • Draft Procedure Guidance for the standardised redaction of Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) Public Summary Documents (PSDs); and
  • Stage 2 PBS process improvements - initial submission categories including single submission date and resubmission pathways.

If you were unable to watch the webinar live, please register to view the on demand recording and access the resource documents.

If you were able to attend the live webinar, please use your login details via the above link.

The consultation papers are also available PBS Process Improvements page. Public consultation will be open until Tuesday, 17 December 2019. Please submit your comments and feedback to PBSImprovements@health.gov.au.


The Australian Government and Medicines Australia signed a five-year Strategic Agreement committing to a viable medicines sector in Australia and a sustainable PBS.

The Department of Health and Medicines Australia have been working collaboratively since late 2017 to deliver on commitments under clause 10 of the Strategic Agreement. These commitments are to streamline medicines listing processes, revise cost recovery arrangements and improve transparency of the listing process.

These improvements support the joint commitment to improve the transparency, timeliness and efficiency of the PBS listing processes. Changes will ensure that Australians continue to receive timely and affordable access to necessary medicines.

This was the sixth webinar in a series of information forums that will help to ensure industry, consumers and clinicians are kept up to date on PBS process improvements and transparency measures.