Palliative care access to core medicines (re-engagement)


15 September 2023 – 31 July 2024

Funding Amount:

$70,000 (ex GST)


All suburbs within NWMPHN

Melbourne Macedon Ranges Yarra Moonee Valley Darebin Maribyrnong Hobsons Bay Wyndham Brimbank Moorabool Melton Hume Merri-bek


In 2021-22, North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network (NWMPHN) commissioned the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) to deliver the Palliative Care Access to Core Medicines project. The project supported palliative care in the community by increasing access to essential medicines for people who wish to die at home or in an aged care setting.

This project established the Core Medicines List (CML) and an interactive map of pharmacies which stock the medicines.

For this project, NWMPHN has re-commissioned the PSA to engage with those pharmacies to ensure that the information on the CML is up to date.

The PSA will offer professional support to enhance comprehension of and dedication to stocking the CML. This activity will focus on establishing contact with pharmacies that have participated before, but it will also incorporate any possible incidental engagement with new pharmacies.


The project aims to:

  • Increase awareness and usage of the CML and pharmacy locator map.
  • Preserve the number of community pharmacies stocking all medicines on the CML.
  • Ensure all information on the CML is up to date.
  • Facilitate data-sharing to sustain the pharmacy locator map.

This page will be updated as activities are evaluated.

Services involved