Review of the National Medicines Policy – Consultation on Draft National Medicines Policy Extended – Closes 2 March 2022
Page last updated: 8 February 2022
The National Medicines Policy (NMP) Review Committee invites you to provide your feedback on the draft National Medicines Policy.
The consultation period on the draft NMP was due to close on Wednesday 16 February 2022. In response to requests for extensions, the Minister for Health and Aged Care, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP has extended the consultation period by an additional two weeks, from 16 February 2022 to 2 March 2022.
To access the draft National Medicines Policy consultation document, and complete the online survey, please visit the Draft National Medicines Policy Consultation Page.
The consultation survey is now open until 11:59PM on 2 March 2022.
Your feedback will support refinement of the draft Policy ahead of the Review’s conclusion at the end of March 2022.
For enquiries about the Review please email NMP@health.gov.au.
Background to the Review of the NMP
The Review was commissioned by the Minister for Health and Aged Care, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP in recognition of the substantial changes to the health landscape since the policy was published in 2000.
An Expert Advisory Committee (the Committee), established by the Minister, has led the Review for the Department of Health. The Committee is chaired by Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Professor Michael Kidd AM. Its members include Emeritus Professor Lloyd Sansom AO, Mrs Janette Donovan, Dr Sarah Dineen-Griffin and Mr David Herd.
Since August 2021, the Committee has heard from nearly 200 stakeholders through bilateral interviews and virtual group discussions. A Discussion Paper was also released for public comment from 31 August to 8 October 2021. In response, the Committee received 156 submissions. You can access the stakeholder submissions received, including the Discussion Paper, on the NMP Review Consultation Page.
This consultation process has informed the refresh of the NMP as a high-level policy framework.