Spending priorities

Key stakeholders have met in Canberra to decide how to allocate funds from the $50 million Pharmacy Trial Program.

The 6CPA program provides funds to test the cost and clinical efficiency of pharmacy professional services.

Details of the meeting remain undisclosed but the Pharmacy Guild of Australia believes the program will focus on screening and early intervention and improved medication adherence, and include a minor ailments program, prescription renewal, a basic health check, an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medicines review, and an anti-coagulation monitoring service