04 Mar 2019
The Pharmacy Board is seeking public and stakeholder views on pharmacist prescribing and published a discussion paper today.
The discussion paper includes the outcomes of a prescribing forum the Board held last year and a range of questions to help the pharmacy profession further explore its role in prescribing.
Questions in the discussion paper cover topics that include:
The discussion paper is intended to stimulate discussion and collaboration among stakeholders and highlight where further work is needed. It is published on the Board’s website under Current consultations.
Previously the Board had published a report about the outcomes of the pharmacy prescribing forum, which it facilitated to help participants consider and discuss the need and opportunities for expanding pharmacist involvement in prescribing.
The Board also published a background paper and two other reports about prescribing commissioned by the Board on the Professional practice issues page.
The closing date for feedback on the discussion paper is Monday 15 April 2019.
The Board will review the feedback and a report will be published along with submissions at a later date.