Pharmacy Review chair Stephen King to present at APP2016

APP session lecture

Professor Stephen King, appointed by Minister Sussan Ley to chair the Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation, will take part in a presentation in the Main Arena at APP2016 on Saturday 19 March, the Guild has announced.

Prof King will provide an overview of the Review, talk about some of the feedback the panel have received to date and provide information on how pharmacists and other key stakeholders in the sector can contribute to the Review.

This presentation will be hosted by CEO and Managing Director of Sigma, Mark Hooper in his capacity as session sponsor and the President of the National Pharmaceutical Services Association.

“The Review will look at the cost-effectiveness of all parts of remuneration, for both pharmacy and wholesalers, as well as the suitability of regulations such as the Pharmacy Location Rules,” Hooper says.

“The Review is part of the Government’s increased focus on evidence-based services and fiscal transparency, and recognises the important role pharmacy plays in the primary health care sector.

“In particular, Professor King is very happy to take questions so this is an excellent opportunity for APP delegates to contribute to the Review,” he says.

A discussion paper will be released in April 2016, with the Review to be completed by March 2017.

The Review will inform arrangements for pharmacy, including dispensing and wholesaling arrangements, into the future.

Prof King has been published widely, and was a Member of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission where he chaired the Mergers Review Committee.

APP2016 will be held from Thursday 17 March – Sunday 20 March 2016, including four days of education, networking, social activities and pharmacy’s largest trade exhibition.

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