GPs call for pharmacy antibiotics trial to be halted

Allowing pharmacists to issue scripts for UTIs may increase resistance, says Queensland RACGP chair Dr Bruce Willett

The RACGP has called for a trial allowing pharmacists to prescribe antibiotics be put on hold until a national review on resistance is complete.

Dr Bruce Willett
Dr Bruce Willett.

The college's Queensland chair Dr Bruce Willett says the state government should wait until the review — titled Australia’s Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy 2020 and Beyond — has been handed down before taking any more steps to conduct the trial.