Plan for pharmacists to help manage chronic disease

Pharmacists will help GPs manage chronic diseases under a Victorian trial opposed by the AMA. 

In a two-year pilot program, three pharmacies will test a partnership with GPs to “help patients manage their chronic illnesses and medications”. 

Announced by Victorian Health Minister Jill Hennessy, the Pharmacist Chronic Disease Management scheme will see patients visiting local pharmacists to monitor their conditions and manage medications under the direction of a GP care plan. 

The pilot, to begin