‘Escalating concerns’ with Victorian Govt’s pharmacy prescribing pilot trigger AMA walkout

AMA Victoria says the start date is ‘unrealistic’.
Sarah Simpkins
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews. Photo: Facebook.

AMA Victoria has stopped advising the State Government on pharmacy prescribing, accusing it of rushing into a pilot while key questions remain unanswered, including all the S4 medicines pharmacists will prescribe.

Premier Daniel Andrews promised that a 12-month statewide pilot of pharmacists diagnosing UTIs, prescribing antibiotics and treating “mild skin conditions” would start in October 2023 as part of his re-election campaign last year.