Australian Pharmacist 2011 Vo30 No.9
To successfully implement the changes required to transition pharmacy from a
primarily dispensing role to one in which professional services arean increasing
focus requires the full involvement of pharmacists and their staff, policy makers,
educators and other health stakeholders.
Policy makers in Australia have already signalled their acceptance of the need for
change by including additionalprofessional services into the Fifth Community
Pharmacy Agreement.Now that these services have been included in the
Agreement, it is incumbent on us as a profession to adopt the changes required to
make sure they are effective for consumers and that pharmacists have a high
uptake rate of them.
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