Vaccination push could spark turf war: Guild

Pharmacists are being warned to brace themselves for a turf war with doctors who do not want the profession to expand its scope of practice into vaccination.

Paul Sinclair, Pharmacy Guild of Australia NSW branch president, said the Pharmacy Board of Australia’s statement that vaccination is within the profession’s scope of practice “will undoubtedly bring howls of turf war from the medical fraternity”.

Writing in the NSW Guild Bulletin, Mr Sinclair hit out at claims made by Dr Brian Morton, chair of the AMA’s council of general practice protesting