The PSA’s proposed model to integrate pharmacists into GP practices has received such great support that today the PSA has announced the launch of a new service: GP-Pharmacist Connect, to link General Practices with pharmacists.
CEO of the PSA, Dr Lance Emerson, says GP-Pharmacist Connect had been developed in response to demand from general practices requiring pharmacist clinical services.
“PSA has been contacted by GP practices interested in the concept asking PSA to help them to find a pharmacist for their practice,” Dr Emerson says.
“Many of our members have also contacted us about their interest in working in GP practices.
“Through GP-Pharmacist Connect, general practices will be provided with a complete solution.
“We will help the general practice identify needs, match those needs with a pharmacist and assist in ongoing quality assurance.”
Dr Emerson says PSA is in the process seeking expressions of interest to participate from GP surgeries, Primary Healthcare Networks, but most importantly, pharmacists.
“One of the great strengths of GP-Pharmacist Connect is that it is overseen by Australia’s main Practice Pharmacist experts who are leading innovation in this area both nationally and internationally,” he says.
PSA Board member, general practice pharmacist and international expert in the field, Dr Chris Freeman, says: “We are asking pharmacists interested in taking up this career pathway to send us their CVs so that we can start to scope their connection with General Practices seeking pharmacist clinical services.
“GP-Pharmacist Connect is an important new service which reflects PSA’s commitment to developing new and innovative career pathways and enhanced remuneration for PSA members.”
Pharmacists or doctors interested in further information can send their details to GPpharmacistconnect@psa.org.au