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Join us and be part of the Check Again Expert Working Group

Published 03/05/2022

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Check Again
Reducing the number of patients who are incorrectly labelled allergic to penicillin

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More than two million Australians report an allergy to antibiotics. But studies have shown that in 85 per cent of cases, these allergy ‘labels’ are inaccurate.

The Check Again project aims to improve patient access to antibiotic allergy assessment and testing for low-risk penicillin allergies and open the door for health services to offer more effective treatment options.

We are calling on clinicians and consumers to join our expert working group and help us improve inpatient access to penicillin allergy assessment and testing for low-risk penicillin allergies. This will open the door for health services to offer more effective treatment options.

As a member of this expert working group, you will:

  • Provide clinical or consumer leadership and advice on the assessment and testing of low-risk penicillin allergies
  • Provide advice and recommendations to enhance care for hospitalised people with penicillin allergies
  • Help design and develop a quality improvement program to be trialled in multiple Victorian health services
  • Provide advice on appropriate measures to understand whether improvements are being made as part of this initiative.

The expert working group will run over two to four half day virtual meetings. Members will be expected to attend the expert working group meetings for up to four hours each.

Who can apply

  • Clinicians from medical, nursing, pharmacy, allied health, and primary care backgrounds
  • Consumers with lived experience of penicillin allergies (as a patient or carer) in a Victorian hospital

How to apply

  1. Review the information pack and FAQs.
  2. Complete a deed of confidentiality. Health service representatives will also need to attach a letter of endorsement. Templates are available in the information pack.
  3. Complete the online application form.

Applications close Monday 16 May 2022.

Applications open
Check Again
Reducing the number of patients who are incorrectly labelled allergic to penicillin

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