Revealed: The training pharmacists will undergo to prescribe independently of doctors

A so-called 'designated prescriber' will mentor pharmacists wanting to join the North Queensland prescribing trial.
Pharmacy Guild of Australia president Professor Trent Twomey.

It is an 11-page document drawn up by Queensland Health and, in its way, it is a blueprint for a revolution.

It details the training that pharmacists will undergo to independently diagnose, prescribe and dispense medications for a long list of acute conditions under the North Queensland pharmacy prescribing trial.