Sydney pharmacists team up with GPs

Non-dispensing pharmacists will soon be integrated into some Sydney general practices in an attempt to reduce overprescribing, medication misuse, adverse drug events and preventable hospital admissions.

The three-month pilot program launched by the Western Sydney Primary Health Network, WestWest, is believed to be the first of its kind in Australia, says CEO Walter Kmet.

He says the initiative is in-line with the AMA’s 2016-17 Federal Budget submission that calls on government to support the employment of non-dispensing pharmacists in general practice through a