NSW Health Drug and Therapeutics Advisory Community of Practice for COVID-19

NSW TAG is coordinating the Drug and Therapeutics Advisory Community of Practice (DaTA CoP) which aims to provide an opportunity for sharing ideas, strategies, solutions, concerns and escalation pathway with respect to COVID-19 Pandemic preparedness.

  • Clinical lead is Prof Sarah Hilmer
  • Co-chair: Jenny Crane, Director of Pharmacy, Royal North Shore Hospital
  • As at 8/7/20 meeting fortnightly on Wednesdays at 9am until further notice

If you would like to join the Community or if you wish to share any information or raise any concerns please email us at nswtag@stvincents.com.au​
See also other communities of practice in NSW established across key clinical specialties to support the response to COVID-19.

Activities & news
  • Our weekly Tag Mail newsletter now has a dedicated COVID-19 section keeping you up-to-date with the latest national and international news and articles relevant to COVID-19, available here
  • The DaTA CoP SharePoint site includes list of COVID-19-related enquiries to NSW Medicines Information Pharmacists.
  • A summary table outlining currently registered Clinical Trials relating to treatment/prophylaxis for COVID-19 within NSW public hospitals is available here (last updated Dec 15, 2020).
  • Resources

    Documents to assist Drug and Therapeutics Committees with managing experimental use of medicines for COVID-19 are available here


    • patient information leaflets
    • patient consent forms
    • drug guidelines
    • IPU application and outcome reporting forms


Page last updated: 15 December 2020