Another govt pledges to fund pharmacy consults for UTIs and contraceptives

A month out from the state election, the NSW Premier has doubled down on pharmacy prescribing.
Rachel Fieldhouse
NSW Minister for Health Brad Hazzard (left) and Premier Dominic Perrottet (right). Photo: AAP.

Pharmacists in NSW will get taxpayer cash to prescribe contraceptives and diagnose UTIs if the Coalition Government is re-elected next month.

When the state government first announced its foray into pharmacy prescribing, it was based on patients paying $20-$30 for a consultation.