Getting into practice

The AMA wants the government to pay general practices up to $187,500 a year to employ pharmacists.

The move is part of a new funding model proposed by the AMA and PSA that would save the health system $1.56 for every dollar invested, and provide new career opportunities for pharmacists.  

A Pharmacist in General Practice Incentive Payment (PGPIP) plan would pay clinics $25,000 a year per 1000 Standardised Whole Patient Equivalent