To improve the effectiveness of deployment arrangements for the National Medical Stockpile, the ANAO recommends that the Department of Health and Ageing:
(a) undertake an assessment of the risks associated with deploying the Stockpile and incorporate this analysis and mitigation strategies in a National Medical Stockpile risk management plan;
(b) review and adequately test deployment plans in conjunction with states and territories; and
(c) review and update procedures to cover all elements of the response arrangements outlined in the Memoranda of Understanding with the State and Territory governments.

Recommendation 4