Doctors and pharmacists at loggerheads again

Replacing GP consultations with pharmacy visits ignores the reality of the skills and training of both professions, a senior AMA official says.

Responding to recent criticism by health academics over Medicare reforms, Dr Brian Morton (pictured), chair of the AMA's Council of General Practice, says the turf-war over task substitution ignores the strict ownership rules surrounding community pharmacy.

“The easy option is to raise turf protection but it needs an honest dialogue given the ultimate

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