Forum: Pharmacists to aid GPs

Sussan Ley
Sussan Ley

According to a news item on the ABC the Health Minister has decided to trial pharmacists in GP surgeries. I can find this nowhere else. Where has it come from? Is something about to be announced?

“Placing pharmacists inside GP clinics is another important way to ensure the safe use of medicines, Health Minister Sussan Ley said.

She said the Government was running trials of pharmacists working inside GP practices in the community.

“These trials may well see pharmacists in doctor’s practices, out in community settings, talking to patients about medicines and how they interact, in a way that puts the patient in control of what they are taking in what can often be a chronic and complex condition,” she said.”

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1 Comment

  1. Lance Emerson

    It was picked up by ABC Medical Reporter Sophie Scott from ABC (see ). There are models / trials of GP Pharmacists currently operating in several Primary Health Network (PHNs) which the Minister has viewed – assume she is referring to them

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