Prescribers

Prescribers 2018-04-30T17:03:04+00:00

The MCMP significantly eases the administrative burden of prescribing Medicinal Cannabis products; by pre-populating all applicable approval forms, recording patient details required for repeat prescriptions, and providing ready access to a wealth of clinical studies to support your application.

The MCMP links together the prescriber, the pharmacy and the supplier to ensure your patients receive full support and continuity of care throughout their treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I register to the MCMP? 2018-04-30T17:05:33+00:00

Registering to the MCMP is quick and straightforward. Simply click on the Register button on the toolbar and follow the registration prompts. Alternatively, click here.

You will need to provide some basic information, such as your name, main clinic address and AHPRA number which will assist us in generating the appropriate forms required to comply with all regulatory requirements.

If you have any questions you can contact the MCMP Administration Team who will be happy to talk you through the requirements.

Step 1:

Click on ‘Register’ and agree to Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Step 2:

Input your details and submit your application

Step 3:

A member of the MCMP Admin Team will review your application within 2 working days

Step 4:

You will be sent an account activation email with your username. Click on the link to set your password

How do I register a patient to the MCMP? 2018-04-30T17:08:40+00:00

Patients must provide informed consent to be registered to the MCMP, as their details will be accessible by the prescriber, and by their nominated pharmacy.

To register a patient in the MCMP you will need to log in using your own username and password, and follow the system prompts.

Step 1:

Log in to MCMP

Step 2:

Explain MCMP to patient

Step 3:

Obtain consent from patient

Step 4:

Input patient details and confirm

Step 5:

Give a copy of the Patient Leaflet to your patient

When the patient has been successfully registered a unique Patient ID number will be generated. This Patient ID number will be logged against your profile for future reference.

Because personal information is captured during the registration process, it is critical to ensure that you obtain consent from the patient or their carer to participate in the MCMP, as well as obtaining fully informed consent to prescribe a Medicinal Cannabis product.

How can I find an MCMP Network Pharmacy? 2017-10-05T19:33:18+00:00

MCMP Network Pharmacies have agreed to access Medicinal Cannabis products from participating manufacturers and dispense these products at no more than the listed price.

Please click here to access the MCMP Network Pharmacy locator.

What requirements do I need to comply with when prescribing Medicinal Cannabis? 2018-05-01T16:51:58+00:00

In order to prescribe Medicinal Cannabis, prescribers must ensure that they have approval from both the TGA and their State Health Authority.

TGA Approval may be obtained either through Approved Clinical Trials, the Authorised Prescriber Scheme, or the Special Access Scheme. The MCMP facilitates supply of Medicinal Cannabis through the Authorised Prescriber Scheme and the Special Access Scheme – Category B.

State Approvals may vary depending on a variety of factors, e.g whether the medication is schedule 4 or schedule 8, or if the applicant is a specialist or a General Practitioner.

The MCMP considers these requirements and only generates the paperwork relevant for your application.

It is therefore important to ensure that you keep you information up-to-date. To change any of your details please contact the MCMP Administration Team.

Please note: While PharmaPrograms makes every effort to ensure the MCMP is up to date we also recommend that you familiarise
yourself with the requirements applicable to your state/territory.

Where can I find more information about Medicinal Cannabis? 2017-09-04T18:45:30+00:00

There are a number of links to research articles contained within the MCMP that relate to Medicinal Cannabis. We aim to support all registered healthcare providers, doctors and pharmacists, in their continued professional development.

You can also view the regulatory requirements via the Department of Health website for your state/territory:

These links to external websites are not provided or maintained by, or in way affiliated with PharmaPrograms or Sinapse Pty Ltd. PharmaPrograms and Sinapse Pty Ltd do not guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of any information on these external websites.

Where can I find more information about the MCMP? 2017-08-30T17:51:16+00:00

All supporting collateral relating to the MCMP can be found here.

Please be aware that all material is intended for use by registered Prescribers only, and there is a password required to access this information. If you have misplaced your log in details, please contact the MCMP Administration team who will be able to assist you.

How does the MCMP help prescribers? 2017-08-24T17:13:26+00:00

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Lists available Medicinal Cannabis products from MCMP Participant Companies

2

Pre-fills approval forms to minimise administration time

3

Records all details for future reference. (Pre-populates patient details)

4

Provides direct link to chosen MCMP Network pharmacy to ensure optimal continuity of care

5

Provides ongoing reference of treatment outcomes and patient medication history regarding Medicinal Cannabis.

What Clinical Guidance is available to Prescribers? 2018-01-30T11:40:57+00:00

The Commonwealth Department of Health, in conjunction with state and territory governments, has helped coordinate the development new clinical guidance documents for prescribers of medicinal cannabis products for treating chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, chronic non-cancer pain and palliative care, as well as an overview document:

These guidance documents will be updated iteratively when new evidence emerges.

General practitioners (GPs) who have any questions about prescribing medical cannabis through the Special Access Scheme or Authorised Prescriber Scheme can ring the special TGA Medicinal Cannabis Hotline for GPs:
Phone: 1800 020 653 (Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm)
E-mail: medicinal.cannabis@health.gov.au

What Medicinal Cannabis Products are available through the MCMP? 2018-04-30T17:29:07+00:00

A list of Medicinal Cannabis products from participating manufacturers is available here.