Expert testimony into Aged Care

MIPS researcher provides expert testimony to Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

The Centre for Medicine Use and Safety’s Janet Sluggett offered expert testimony at the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety in Darwin.

Dr Janet Slugget

The Centre for Medicine Use (CMUS) and Safety’s Dr Janet Sluggett offered expert testimony at the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety in Darwin.

The Commission has explored how healthcare professionals and aged care providers are caring for older Australians. A key area under scrutiny is medication management, and the appropriateness of medication regimens in residential aged care homes.

Dr Sluggett provided two hours of testimony at the Commission regarding medication management at these facilities. Her testimony referenced the research being undertaken at CMUS, focusing on medication management and the use of high risk medications. By partnering with aged care providers, CMUS aims to offer solutions in this area.

As an NHMRC Early Career Fellow at CMUS, Dr Sluggett is leading the development of innovative models of care for this demographic.

Dr Sluggett has received numerous awards for her research, most recently the Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists (ASCEPT) Certara New Investigator Award in 2018.