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Applications are open for the Check Again Breakthrough Series Collaborative

Published 06/07/2022

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Applications are open for health services to partner with us to spread and scale a penicillin allergy assessment and delabelling program for hospitalised Victorians to ensure they have access to the most appropriate and safe antibiotics.

Penicillins are a critical first line treatment for some bacterial infections (such as pneumonia) that can be life threatening. If a penicillin antibiotic cannot be prescribed, doctors are forced to use second line antibiotics, which may be more toxic and less effective.

Why apply?

  • Increase access to essential antibiotics for Victorians with a penicillin allergy both now, and in the future
  • Upskill your staff to assess penicillin allergies and delabel low-risk penicillin allergies
  • Build improvement capability within your health service
  • Establish processes to improve allergy documentation in alignment with National Standards


Who are we looking for?

Applications are open to all Victorian hospitals that provide care to people with a penicillin allergy. We are keen to partner with health services and teams from:

  • Metropolitan, rural, or regional
  • Subacute or acute
  • Private or public
  • Adult or paediatric


How to apply

We recommend the application is completed by the project lead with the executive sponsor.

  • Review this document and the project charter for details about the opportunity.
  • Confirm who will be in your team, including your executive sponsor.
  • Complete the expression of interest form.


Applications have closed.

Please contact 100klives@safercare.vic.gov.au for if you'd like further information or have any queries.




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