HMR caps sending pharmacy backwards: academic

Fifth Community Pharmacy Agreement funds should be diverted from Professional Practice Incentives and MedsCheck programs to top up the HMR and RMMR programs, a leading pharmacy academic believes.

Caps to the number of HMRs each accredited pharmacist can provide, imposed earlier this year, threaten to be “remembered as the catalyst for backward steps in the re-professionalism of Australia’s pharmacists,” says Andrew Gilbert (pictured), emeritus professor, University of South Australia.  

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