Consumers want pharmacy service expansion

Australia’s leading consumer group has given qualified support to expanding the role of pharmacists in providing primary care services, while continuing its criticism of the Community Pharmacy Agreement.

Commenting on recent AMA concerns about proposals by the Pharmacy Guild of Australia for an expanded role for pharmacy, the Consumers Health Forum (CHF) says it was “broadly supportive” of the service expansion.

However, the AMA had raised “some important questions about the optimum delivery of primary care in Australia and negotiations