Uni training gaps threaten pharmacy expansion

A gap between uni training and the commercial reality of modern pharmacy has been identified as a risk for the future.

The problem is that pharmacists are graduating without enough training in core skills, such as providing vaccinations.

This could jeopardise the push for an expanded role for pharmacists, Pharmacy Guild president George Tambassis says.

His concerns were aired at an APP2017 panel discussion, where it emerged that many pharmacies rely on banner groups, the Guild and PSA to fill in gaps in interns’ under-graduate training.

Mr Tambassis