Dispensing remuneration critical to 6CPA: Tambassis

While securing increased funding for professional services will cornerstone to the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement (6CPA), ensuring there is no decline in the dispensing fee will be critical, George Tambassis, Pharmacy Guild of Australia national president says.

Speaking at APP2014 today, Mr Tambassis described the dispensing few as "critical" to the profession's viability.

"Dispensing must remain a large part of the Agreement," he said.

"It is the core business of community pharmacies. In the life of the next Agreement around 1.2 billion subsidised scripts will