Pharmacists drafted by ML to help after hours

ACT Medicare Local (ACTML) chair Dr Rashmi Sharma said the organisation decided to “revise and enhance” the role of pharmacists in after hours care after a needs assessment found ACT’s GP after hours service was working well but patients continued to present to pharmacists believing they were the only service available.

The needs assessment was the result of MLs taking over management of after hours nationwide. As well as giving after hours grants to general practices, ACTML initiated an awareness campaign letting people know what services they could access as well as

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