Veterans' MATES

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Veterans' MATES is the Veterans' Medicines Advice and Therapeutics Education Services program. It aims to improve the use of medicines and related health services in the veteran community.

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About the Veterans' MATES program

The program provides information and resources to:

  • health professionals
  • pharmacists
  • our clients (including veterans and their dependants)

With this information, health professionals work with our clients to:

  • manage their medical conditions
  • use and take their medicines appropriately
  • access suitable health services

The program uses our administrative claims data to identify:

  • the most common medication-related problems
  • our clients who may be at risk of developing these problems

Each year Veterans’ MATES focuses on 4 topics. A range of health conditions and medicines have already been covered, including:

  • pain
  • diabetes
  • insomnia
  • depression
  • falls
  • osteoporosis
  • wound care

You can access previous modules on the Veterans' MATES website

The program has focused on:

  • increasing use of under-used medicines
  • reducing adverse medicine events
  • reducing use of unnecessary medicines
  • improving the utilisation of health services
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Veterans' MATES professional development program

Veterans’ MATES is an accredited continuing professional development (CPD) learning activity for:

  • participating pharmacists
  • participating GPs

You can find more information on the Continued Professional Development page of the Veterans' MATES website.

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Veterans' MATES enquiries

For information about the program you can contact 1800 VETERAN (1800 838 372).

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