Pharmacists must prepare to fail on primary care networks

Pharmacists need to proactively engage with, and take roles on, the new primary health network committees if they are to make an impact, pharmacy leaders believe.

Speaking at APP2015, Mark Booth, first assistant secretary of the primary health division of the Department of Health, outlined the latest developments in the implementation of the PHN, which are due to begin operation from 1 July 2015.

Designed by the current government to replace the ALPs Medicare Local program, there are 30 primary health networks around Australia, with each to be administered by a