Pharmacists want $14.49 for consults with 'non-urgent' patients referred from EDs

The RACGP's NSW chair Associate Professor Charlotte Hespe calls the thought 'horrifying'

Pharmacist leaders are pushing for public hospitals to refer non-urgent patients to pharmacies rather than GP clinics for $14.49 ‘consults’.

Associate Professor Charlotte Hespe.

The NSW government has been told that it could save up to to $440 million a year by paying pharmacists to treat “headaches, coughs and colds and earaches”.

The reform is being sold by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia