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New 6CPA resource hub for all pharmacists

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November 20, 2017

A new resource hub to help pharmacists implement new and expanded Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement (6CPA) programs has been launched by the peak national body for pharmacists, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA).

Under revised rules, pharmacists providing 6CPA-funded medication adherence and management services will provide patient data to the 6CPA Program Administrator at the time of the initial service and at a six-month follow-up consultation. This data collection aims to demonstrate the impact of these services on patient health outcomes.

Data collection for Staged Supply began on 1 July 2017 and data collection for the Dose Administration Aid (DAA), MedsCheck and Diabetes MedsCheck programs will begin from 1 February 2018. Requirements for the Home Medicines Review (HMR) program are still to be finalised.

PSA National President Dr Shane Jackson said PSA recognised the importance of new data collection and reporting requirements, and was committed to supporting all pharmacists to implement the redesigned programs.

“It is vital that pharmacists can continue to assist patients by providing services that have a strong evidence base,” Dr Jackson said.

The new hub is available to all pharmacists via PSA’s website, and includes revised guidelines and quick reference tools for DAA, MedsCheck and Diabetes MedsCheck, and Staged Supply services. A range of practice support and education materials to assist pharmacists to deliver the redesigned 6CPA programs, including e-learning modules and case studies, will be released in the coming months.

Pharmacists should use the hub in conjunction with 6CPA program rules and resources available at the 6CPA website.

PSA thanks the Australian Government Department of Health for providing funding for these resources.

 

6CPA launch L-R: Acting Director of Pharmacy Programs Section at the Department of Health Joe Dwyer, PSA National Board member Grant Kardachi, PSA CEO Dr Lance Emerson, PSA Senior Project Manager Anna Ezzy.

 

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Media contact: Jarryd Luke Communications Officer (02) 6283 4784

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