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MA welcomes the Australian Consensus Framework

Friday, 20 July 2018

Media Release

Medicines Australia is delighted to announce the signing of the Australian Consensus Framework for ethical collaboration in the healthcare sector.  Medicines Australia has been a foundation collaborator in the development of the consensus framework.

Launched today in Tokyo, at the 2018 APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) Business Ethics for Small and Medium Enterprises Forum, the framework has been endorsed by the Federal Minister for Health the Hon. Greg Hunt MP as well as state and territory health ministers, and has been jointly signed by over 50 other peak health-related bodies in Australia.

Medicines Australia CEO Elizabeth de Somer said: “The healthcare system in Australia is a complex ecosystem, with many, many participants delivering healthcare to Australians.  The Australian Consensus Framework for Ethical Collaboration describes our shared commitment to ethical conduct amongst organisations in the health care sector.”

“By working with our stakeholders and the wider health care community, we have developed a sound framework that promotes transparency, cooperation and ethical conduct.” said Mrs de Somer.

“It’s wonderful to see so many organisations co-operate to clearly articulate how the work they do together will always put the best interests of patients first and foremost,” said Mrs de Somer.

The Consensus Framework for Ethical Collaboration in the Health Sector is available online.

Ends- More information – Natalie Wimmer – 0450 728 660

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