Fifth agreement under investigation

Federal Parliament is to examine the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) Report into the administration of the Fifth Community Pharmacy Agreement.

Released in March 2015, the report was highly critical of aspects of 5CPA administration, outlining nine key flaws in the Department of Health’s handling of the agreement.

Dr Andrew Southcott, chair of the Joint Public Accounts Committee which will conduct the investigation, says “the ANAO found that, overall, the Department of Health’s administration of 5CPA had been ‘mixed’ and there was a &lsquo