The Queensland branch of the Pharmacy Guild is urging members to implement private consulting rooms
As the landscape of community pharmacy continues to change, pharmacies are becoming increasingly compelled to find new ways of capturing value outside of the dispensary, the Pharmacy Guild—Queensland Branch says.
It says one such opportunity exists with the establishment of a private consultation room, to provide professional services and 6CPA programs.
Pharmacy Guild Queensland President Tim Logan says that the local Pharmacy Business Support Team is encouraging members to implement these private areas.
“The Federal Budget has recognised the vital role of community pharmacy in our health system, with a funded package of measures which will provide a revenue boost and professional opportunities for pharmacies,” Mr Logan says.
“By converting an underutilised area of the pharmacy into a consult room, pharmacies could generate additional income through newly expanded 6CPA programs, such as MedsChecks and Diabetes MedsChecks.
“To implement a MedsCheck, members must follow specific program rules, including some important guidelines regarding privacy. The Queensland Pharmacy Business Support team can help members understand and action these guidelines.
“There has never been a better time to establish a consult room. We encourage members to utilise this exciting opportunity to grow their pharmacy business and expand the health service benefits to your customers,” Mr Logan says.