Pharmacists to prescribe repeat contraceptives and UTI antibiotics
Pharmacists will be able to prescribe repeats of oral contraceptives and antibiotics for UTIs under a planned Queensland trial.
This follows the acceptance in principle of a state parliamentary committee inquiry recommendation that pharmacists should be able to provide low-risk emergency and repeat prescriptions, and low-risk vaccinations.
But the government says new models of care must be trialled before being rolled out.
“Queensland Health will develop, implement and evaluate a statewide trial to provide low