University wins million-dollar contract to run NSW’s pharmacy prescribing trial

Researchers will assess the impact of pharmacists prescribing antibiotics on antimicrobial resistance
Sarah Simpkins

The University of Newcastle has signed a deal to run and evaluate the NSW Government’s pharmacy prescribing experiment, Australian Doctor has been told.

Last year, state Premier Dominic Perrottet announced plans for a trial of pharmacists diagnosing and treating UTIs, followed by a pilot of pharmacists prescribing more broadly for skin ailments, ear infections and contraception.