AMA rubbishes claim that pharmacist prescribing will ‘ease burden on GPs’

GPs are already dealing with increasingly complex work, the AMA says.
Professor Steve Robson.

The Federal Government’s Scope of Practice Review is pushing a wrongheaded idea that pharmacists and nurses will protect GPs from burnout by taking over the “easy work”, the AMA says.

As the review prepares to suggest policy changes, the AMA has published its response to the review’s first phase, which says the non-medical lobby groups are pushing for “expanded scope to work in isolation with access to prescribing”.