Pharmacists join Assistant Minister’s Women’s Health Advisory Council
12 April 2023
The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) has today proudly congratulated Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care the Hon Ged Kearney on the establishment of the Women’s Health Advisory Council, and her ongoing support for accessible women’s health.
The Council provides a mechanism for key women’s health organisations, as well as a range of professional, consumer and advocacy groups whose input will prove invaluable to monitoring and evaluation of implementation of the National Women’s Health Strategy 2020-2030.
National President Dr Fei Sim will be representing Australian pharmacists on the national Women’s Health Advisory Council.
In writing to PSA, Assistant Minister Kearney recognised that pharmacist voices were key to achieving a whole of system focus on women’s health.
“The Albanese Government has a strong agenda when it comes to women’s health and I will be working with leaders in the field to look at differences between the sexes in the health system so that we can work to improve the health and wellbeing of Australian women,” the letter said.
Joining the Council in Melbourne last week, Dr Sim reaffirmed PSA’s commitment to supporting timely and equitable access to care.
“I am incredibly proud to represent the voices of pharmacists on the Women’s Health Advisory Council,” Dr Sim said.
“Utilising the skills and expertise of pharmacists is vital to progressing the Council’s mission to improve research, service choice, access, empowerment, and safety for Australian women.
“There are significant challenges that the health sector needs to work together to solve, so that we can ensure the best health outcomes for our patients.
“I am excited and grateful for pharmacists to be able to contribute to supporting the health and wellbeing of Australian women.”
Read the Women’s Health Advisory Council’s most recent communique here.