Pharmacists to work onsite in aged care

The Federal Government's $345 million scheme aims to improve the appropriate use of medications, including antipsychotics
Federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt. Facebook.

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.

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