Doctors and pharmacists join forces in budget submission

The Australian Medical Association and the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia are calling on the federal government to support the integration of pharmacists into general practice in the upcoming Budget.

Employing pharmacists within general practices will reduce medication and prescribing errors, say the organisations, which in turn will lead to fewer hospital admissions and improved health outcomes.

“Working in collaboration with GPs in general practice provides the ideal setting for pharmacists to utilise their complementary skills to ensure the