Pharmacists to complete two hours of training to diagnose UTIs: Vic Govt

AMA Victoria has walked out on the pilot, but the RACGP is keeping its advisory role for now.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews. Photo: Facebook.

Pharmacists wanting to offer UTI and contraceptive consults under the Victorian Government’s controversial pharmacy prescribing pilot will start their training next month.

The State Government is yet to reveal the content of the online training program but says it should take 2-7 hours per clinical stream — these being UTIs, contraceptive care, travel vaccinations such as polio and “minor skin conditions”.