What is a GP Pharmacist?
A General Practice Pharmacist works directly and collaboratively with GPs and other health professionals to support the quality use of medicines. From undertaking medication reviews and providing medication advice to patients, to conducting clinical audits and providing education to GPs and other practice staff, working as a general practice pharmacist enables you to support the quality use of medicines through a variety of activities.
What does a GP Pharmacist do?
The table below provides an example of the types of activities a General Practice Pharmacist would undertake on a day-to-day basis.
How can I become a GP Pharmacist?
PSA is the leader in education and support for pharmacists new to or interested in working in general practice, and for pharmacists already working in general practice to advance their career.
To assess if you are ready to become a General Practice Pharmacist, we recommend the following criteria as ideal characteristics and experience to enter the general practice setting:
- Current registration as a pharmacist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
- Minimum 2 years’ experience post-registration
- Medication Management Review accreditation is desirable but not essential. Accreditation is available through the Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacy (AACP) or The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA). Further information about Medication Management Review Accreditation is available here.
- Complete or be enrolled in the PSA Foundation Training (see below)
Visit the General Practice Pharmacist Foundation Training page to find out more.