The Codeine Rescheduling commenced on 1 February 2018. CHF was commissioned by TGA to help produce consumer-friendly communications for use before and after that time to ensure consumers knew about the new arrangements and understood what alternatives were available to them.
As part of that process CHF held a joint webinar with Pain Australia in January and then produced a set of story cards for consumer organisations to use to help get the messages out into the public arena. These are available on the CHF website.
We are now interested in finding out a bit more about what has happened since 1 February, such as:
- What your organisations did to inform your members and community of interest about the changes
- How consumers have responded, has there been a positive or negative response
- Any adverse outcomes for consumers that you know about
- What alternatives people are using to manage pain, especially what other services they might be using
- Any lessons learnt from the way the measure was implemented
- Any outstanding issues which need to be addressed
We are holding a video conference to discuss these issues. It is open to anyone who wants to join us.
The teleconference will be at 11am -12.30pm on Thursday 14 June.
Details of how to join, by either videoconference or telephone will be sent to everyone who registers to attend.
If you are not able to attend but want to share with us any thoughts on the implementation of the codeine rescheduling, or for any other information please email Jo Root at firstname.lastname@example.org or give Jo a call on 02 6273 5444.