Pharmacy advised to seek funding outside Agreement

Pharmacy may need to increasingly look outside the Community Pharmacy Agreement model to seek funding for professional service and practice change program, a Pharmacy Guild leader believes.

Guild executive director, David Quilty, said alternative funding partners, such as state governments and private health insurers should be increasingly considered by pharmacy.

Speaking at the Medici Capital Pharmacy Industry & Bankers Dinner in Sydney, last night, Mr Quilty said the Community Pharmacy Agreement was still primarily a “means to secure dispensing revenue” for pharmacy, an activity which remains