Pharmacy overlooked in debate over health reform

The opportunity for community pharmacy to drive better outcomes is often missed in the debate over the contribution of GPs and hospitals in health system reform, the Greens leader has said in a letter of support for the sector.

Senator Richard Di Natale’s letter says the broader community is calling for pharmacies to provide greater service to patients and the Greens champion harnessing pharmacy skills beyond dispensing.

And he says a wealthy country like Australia needs to get past viewing health spending as a crisis but as an investment and it needs to