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There’s a new way for you and your healthcare providers to securely access a list of medicines you take uploaded by your pharmacist. The Pharmacist Shared Medicines List. Helping reduce medicine-related problems in Australia.

What is the Pharmacist Shared Medicines List? 

Soon your pharmacist will have the software to connect to and be able to upload a document called the Pharmacist Shared Medicines List (PSML) to your My Health Record.

The Pharmacist Shared Medicines List is a list of medicines that may include those prescribed by your doctor, non-prescription medicines including over-the-counter or complementary medicines (such as vitamins or herbal medicines) you may take. This list will include details on how and when you take your medicines at the time the list was created. 

If your pharmacist has uploaded a Pharmacist Shared Medicines List, you can find it in the ‘Documents’ section in your My Health Record.

Watch now: The Pharmacist Shared Medicines List - Kevin's story

The Pharmacist Shared Medicines List in My Health Record can help reduce the 250,000 medicine-related problems in Australia every year. See how the Pharmacist Shared Medicines List in My Health Record can help older Australians like Kevin reduce the chances of medicine-related problems. Read the media release here.

What is the difference between the Pharmacist Shared Medicines List and the Medicines Information view?

If you have a Pharmacist Shared Medicines List in your My Health Record, your healthcare providers will be able to quickly access your most up-to-date information. 

This document can only be added to your My Health Record by your pharmacist. 

You will find the Pharmacist Shared Medicines List in the ‘Documents’ section in your My Health Record. 

The Medicines Information view can quickly look for, sort and display your most important health information in your record in date or by medicine name.

Rather than opening every document available in your My Health Record, the information in the Medicines Information view can be gathered from your most recent prescription and dispense records, your most recent shared health summary or hospital discharge summary prepared by your healthcare providers, or if you’ve added any medications or any allergies or adverse reactions.

You will find the Medicines Information view in the ‘Documents’ section in your My Health Record.