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Dr Nicole Higgins


South Australian government backs community pharmacists to ease pressure on public hospitals  Pharmacists in South Australia will be able to diagnose and treat uncomplicated urinary tract infections (UTIs) from March …

Guild urges health minister to act on his desire to see pharmacists working to the top of their scope of practice  Community pharmacies are willing to take responsibility for the …

Once again 60-day dispensing dominated the headlines over the last seven days following the latest round of Senate Estimates Hearings  Department of Health officials have revealed that a casting call …

RACGP president handed AHPRA notification over private 60-day dispensing Facebook post   Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) president, Dr Nicole Higgins claims a complaint lodged with regulators over …

GPs flag concerns with Queensland’s scope of practice pilot decision  Moves to expand the North Queensland Pharmacy Scope of Practice Pilot (NQPSPP) to all pharmacists throughout the state are premature, …

GP body seeks seat on Tasmania’s pharmacist prescribing trial’s working group   Having previously walked away from steering groups for pilot programs looking at expanding pharmacists’ scope of practice, the …

Doctors will leave states where they are subject to payroll tax, RACGP president warns  More than one-in-three GPs say they would consider moving interstate to a jurisdiction that offers “more …

Employee pharmacists to have say in Eighth Community Pharmacy Agreement (8CPA) discussions, union reveals  Union group, Professional Pharmacists Australia (PPA), will join organisations including the Royal Australian College of General …

Cutting payroll tax for general practitioners will not boost access to medical appointments, Guild leader says  Any changes to payroll tax requirements granted to GPs should be extended to all …

General practitioners in northern Queensland are happily supporting efforts to expand pharmacists’ scope of practice  Despite criticism from medical organisations GPs are happy to see pharmacists play a greater role …

Government invites GP body to have say on funding for community pharmacy  The Department of Health and Aged Care is set to hold bilateral talks with the Royal Australian College …

GP wants patients to save at the pharmacy through double dispensing, but spend at the medical centre  Patients who are eligible to receive 60-day prescriptions could end up visiting their …