PSA welcomes new Minister for Regional Health

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) warmly welcomes the Hon Dr David Gillespie MP as Minister for Regional Health, and extends its gratitude to the Hon Mark Coulton MP for his service in this portfolio.


PSA National President, A/Prof Chris Freeman, welcomed Dr Gillespie back to the portfolio and thanked Minister Coulton for his exceptional service to regional Australia.


“PSA congratulates Dr Gillespie on his appointment as Minister for Regional Health. His past experience in the portfolio, and as a clinician, will help drive innovation in the portfolio. PSA looks forward to working with him to improve health care and health outcomes for people in regional Australia.”


A/Prof Freeman went on to thank the outgoing Minister for his service.


“PSA acknowledges Minister Coulton’s contributions to our health system, and to the many communities in remote and rural Australia throughout his time in this portfolio – as well as his leadership throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccine rollout. We are pleased that he will remain an active member of Federal Parliament.”


PSA is committed to working with the government to tackle the challenges affecting the pharmacy profession in regional Australia including addressing pharmacist workforce challenges, and equipping pharmacists to play a greater role in tackling mental health in rural and remote communities.





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