15NRHC Recommendation - 03/25/2019 - 12:18

Community pharmacies are a frequent source of contact for people living in rural and remote communities. The pharmacist and pharmacy staff have strong connections with communities.
The PBS is a single source and service. There are a whole range of services by which the pharmacy is connected as part of the rural health "team".
Medication monitoring, "active" referrals and relevant consistent service advice should/must be part of a "team" approach to health issues in an area. Funding streams which reflect the role of the pharmacy be introduced and not limited to those elements covered by the PBS.

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