News and Updates

Keep up-to-date with the latest information relevant to the 7th Community Pharmacy Agreement

First Pharmacy Stakeholder Consultation Committee meeting held

30 October 2020

 

The first meeting of the Pharmacy Stakeholder Consultation Committee was held on Friday 30 October 2020. Participants from the Department of Health, PSA and the Pharmacy Guild of Australia were joined by representatives from the Consumer Health Forum and NACCHO.

 

A communique with key discussions/outcomes from this meeting will be published in due course and will be available through PSA’s dedicated 7CPA web page.

Medical Research Future Fund

25 September 2020

 

The Australian Government has today announced a $25 million investment through the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) for research to improve the safe use of medicines and pharmacist-led medicines interventions. More information on the grant opportunity is available here.

Lift on base cap for Dose Administration Aids program

25 September 2020

 

The Australian Government has today announced that the base cap for the Dose Administration Aids program will increase from 30 to 60 services per week, per pharmacy. This change will come into effect from 1 January 2021.

Boost to Rural Pharmacy Maintenance Allowance

25 September 2020

 

The Australian Government has today confirmed it will be boosting its investment in the Rural Pharmacy Maintenance Allowance to ensure people living in regional, rural and remote Australia have access to medicines and pharmacy services. This change will come into effect from 1 January 2021.