PSA congratulates Dr Nicole Higgins, incoming President of RACGP
12 September 2022
The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) National President Dr Fei Sim welcomes and congratulates Dr Nicole Higgins on her election as President of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).
“I look forward to working with Dr Higgins on the many challenges facing the health sector to achieve better health outcomes for Australians.
“In particular, I look forward to discussing pharmacists’ scope of practice, and how general practitioners and pharmacists as primary healthcare providers can work collaboratively to strengthen our primary healthcare workforce capacity and capability.
“The Australian health system is under enormous pressure, with workforce problems creating a GP access crisis in many areas. As a health system, we need to work together collaboratively to enable all healthcare professionals to practice to their top of scope in order to ease some of this pressure. In practice, pharmacists and GPs work well together and complement each other’s roles.
“PSA and RACGP share a common goal – to improve the health and wellbeing of Australians. We must put patients and patient outcomes first and work together toward healthier communities.
“Finally, I thank Adj. Professor Karen Price for her service and contributions during a particularly turbulent time for the health care sector. I wish her the best for the next chapter,” Dr Sim concluded.
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