Pharmacists get green light to diagnose and treat UTIs in WA

The AMA and RACGP say they 'cannot endorse' the scheme.
WA Minister for Health Amber-Jade Sanderson.

WA pharmacists with additional training can now prescribe nitrofurantoin or trimethoprim for UTIs, state Minister for Health Amber-Jade Sanderson has announced.

Unlike NSW, the WA Government says the pharmacy prescribing program it launched on Friday is not a trial, but will undergo “a series of evaluations” to be decided by a working group.