28 Jun 2019
The Pharmacy Board of Australia (the Board) has published submissions to its pharmacist prescribing discussion paper.
The submissions are in response to a discussion paper that posed a range of questions about the potential role for pharmacists in prescribing which was published by the Board on 4 March 2019.
This followed the Pharmacist Prescribing Forum in June 2018 which was hosted by the Board to help participants consider and discuss the need and opportunities for expanding pharmacist involvement in prescribing.
The discussion paper was intended to facilitate the profession, stakeholders and the public to explore opportunities for pharmacist prescribing, through one or more of the models of non-medical prescribing outlined in the Health Professionals Prescribing Pathway 2013.
The Board is currently reviewing the feedback and will publish a report to inform all interested parties about the views articulated in the broad range of submissions. A publication date for the report has not yet been set and further updates will be provided by the Board in due course.
The individual submissions received are published under Past Consultations. The Board encourages interested pharmacists, stakeholders and members of the public to review the submissions. Any further comments can be provided by email to PharmBAfeedback@ahpra.gov.au.
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