Which expanded health care role interests you most?
Internationally and in Australia, pharmacists are moving into new and expanded roles in community pharmacy.
Recently the Grattan Institute’s Dr Stephen Duckett said that pharmacists are underutilised and, in addition to services such as vaccination, could do a lot more.
This could mean expansion of continued dispensing; prescribing for some ailments, a Minor Ailments Service; or getting involved with programs to help prevent certain health outcomes, such as cardiovascular disease.
Are you keen, not just to get out from behind the dispensary, but to expand your role in allied health?
Which of these services, if they were all available to you, would you be most interested in pursuing in community pharmacy?