10 health care homes sites announced

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced the 10 pilot sites for the government’s health care homes initiative.

And pharmacists are looking forward to playing a crucial role in the project, says the PSA and the Guild.

Under the trial, GP clinics will be paid to co-ordinate care of enrolled patients with chronic disease, including care by specialists and allied health professionals.

The PSA says including a pharmacist in the team has the potential to reduce poly-pharmacy and preventable medication-related hospital admissions and readmissions.