6CPA not appropriate to fund pharmacy services

Fee for service items should not be included in the upcoming 6CPA, the Consumers Health Forum says.

In its submission to the 2015-2016 Federal Budget, the CHF says that while it supports a greater role for community pharmacists, it was not appropriate for expanded services to be funded through the Community Pharmacy Agreement.

As many pharmacy services could be compared to those provided by GPs and other health practitioners, the CHF argues that these services