Five initiatives to increase the professional role of pharmacists
In its 2016 Election Manifesto, the PSA has set out its key agenda items for the future of community pharmacy and consumer care.
CEO Dr Lance Emerson recently tweeted his five key items from the PSA wish list. These are:
- Ensuring the Health Care Home initiative is appropriately funded and based on best practice, evidence-based models of care which utilise pharmacists.
- Exploring interprofessional collaboration, particularly between general practitioners and pharmacists, for Australians with chronic and complex condition
- Involving pharmacists in Residential Aged Care Facility (RACF) teams to reduce medication misadventure, medication error and resulting medication-related hospital admissions
- Supporting culturally-responsive pharmacist care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to improve medication adherence and reduce chronic disease
- Investing in preventive health programs delivered through the highly-accessible network of community pharmacies, including immunisation and smoking cessation services.
For more on the PSA’s election manifesto, click here