No, no and no: RACGP to oppose all pharmacist prescribing models
The RACGP says it will fight any attempt to allow pharmacists to prescribe schedule 4 and schedule 8 medicines.
In a high-profile move, the Pharmacy Board of Australia has drawn up three possible models under which pharmacists could begin writing scripts.
They include structured prescribing, where pharmacists follow a standing order to care for low-risk patients as part of a multidisciplinary team; and supervised prescribing, where an individual GP would authorise a pharmacist to write certain scripts.
But the RACGP, in its formal