Pharmacists to work onsite in aged care

The Federal Government's $345 million scheme aims to improve the appropriate use of medications, including antipsychotics

Pharmacists will work on-site in aged care facilities in a bid to improve medication management, including the overuse of antipsychotics as chemical restraints, according to the federal Minister for Health.

Federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt. Facebook.

Greg Hunt has pledged $345.7 million for the scheme that will see a pharmacist in every government-funded residential aged care facility.