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Pharmacy’s role in vaccination provision continues to expand, and is a rare example of agreement with the federal government. We look at how we’ve got here, and what are the …

Federal minister and pharmacist Emma McBride speaks about increasing the profession’s scope of practice and on strategies to address healthcare workforce and access issues  The COVID-19 pandemic “really emphasised” the …

Improvements to community pharmacists pay and conditions are needed before they take on new tasks such as prescribing, Professional Pharmacists Australia (PPA) says  Data from a survey of PPA members shows that …

Authorising pharmacists to prescribe will expose employee pharmacists to “significant risks”, while delivering “poor patient health outcomes”, GPs warn  In a statement responding to workforce capacity concerns raised by Professional …

The Strengthening Medicare Taskforce recommended that health professionals work to full scope – but one leading pharmacist is wary of the timeline The Taskforce’s report, which was released earlier this …

Efforts to expand pharmacists’ scope of practice will adversely affect Indigenous patients’ healthcare two leading health bodies warn  Assertions by the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACHHO)that the introduction …

State and territory governments are being urged to adopt a harmonised approach to the expansion of pharmacists’ scope of practice.   With several premiers voicing their support for pharmacists to …

Barriers preventing primary care health professionals, including pharmacists, from working to their full scope need to be removed, the Strengthening Medicare Taskforce believes.   The Strengthening Medicare Taskforce Report released …

Pharmacists working to their full scope of practice will not be the panacea to Australia’s primary healthcare woes, if programs are not adequately funded. In a post on the Rural …

New survey results show governments should “clear the way” for pharmacists to do more, argues Pharmacy Guild Many Australians would feel comfortable receiving a wider range of services from pharmacists …

Pharmacy Guild outlines practice scope expansion targets and calls for the reversal of emergency dispensing supply cuts, as it warns its members to prepare for more changes to come The …

Guild welcomes billions for health in Qld budget alongside commitment to rolling out full scope of practice trial The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Queensland Branch, has welcomed the record $23.6 …