Queensland pharmacy UTI trial: GPs urged to report bad care to AHPRA

It follows claims that a pregnant woman was prescribed trimethoprim by a pharmacist after she was misdiagnosed with a UTI
Geir O'Rourke
Dr Aileen Traves
Dr Aileen Traves. Photo: Newspix

GPs who think their patients have received inappropriate care in Queensland’s pharmacy antibiotic prescribing trial should report the pharmacist to AHPRA, the state’s health department says.

The message comes amid calls for an inquiry into the rates of misdiagnoses in the pilot, which involves around 1100 pharmacists diagnosing and treating women with uncomplicated UTIs.