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A future of opportunity if
BY ANDREW DANIELS
Opportunities exist for pharmacists to deliver a range of care outside
of formal community pharmacy settings including in consultant roles,
PSA CEO Dr Lance Emerson told delegates at PSA16 during the final
plenary session on Sunday 31 July.
However, he warned that there was no
point having a payment model and a
legislative structure without a trained,
competent and enthusiastic workforce
ready to deliver with in a service model
‘ This is why it’s critical, as pharmacists,
that you work as one to deliver these
models and become PSA members so
you can support us to deliver these sort
of models in the future,’ Dr Emerson said.
Dr Emerson said Canada and New
Zealand had 10-year blueprints for the
future development of pharmacy in
He said there was an Australian plan
– a vision document developed by all
pharmacy organisations and PSA was
building on that plan for the future.
‘ What we are doing is developing that
future of pharmacist care through a fairly
strategic approach to progress these
models of care.’
The models included activities such as
adherence monitoring, effective care
transition and collaborative models of care.
Dr Emerson said when looking at how
those models were progressed it was not
just about payment, enablers needed
to be in place to ensure the models
were delivered. A regulatory framework
was also needed to ensure quality and
patients were protected.
He said stakeholder engagement was
necessary in these models if they were
to progress. The services needed to be
delivered across a range of different
settings, not just in community pharmacy.
Dr Emerson also outlined how PSA was
developing a database, in collaboration
with other pharmacy organisations,
to collate research on future models.
‘We also want to hear from you,’ he
told delegates. ‘We are developing a
database not only of existing evidence
and research but we also want to hear
about case studies that you have –
the evidence from the field.’
This database would be ‘a connecter of
‘It will be about linking the creators of that
innovation to the users of that innovation
which could include policy makers and
government, third party payers.
‘ This about collating all the evidence
we have in Australia that is required to
identify the gaps. It is not just a simple
case of getting money. We’ve actually
got to develop the protocols and make
sure we have all the enablers in place to
see those services delivered.
‘I think we will see some quick wins
coming in the near future.'
He announced in early 2017, PSA
will hold a second roadshow around
Australia to meet with members to hear
their thought on what these innovations
could look like.
PSA17 a joint PSA-CPA
BY BRAD WATTS
Pharmacists will be able to attend a
global conference jointly hosted by PSA
and the Commonwealth Pharmacists
Association (CPA) in 2017.
Following the highly successful PSA16
event in Sydney in July, which attracted
around 900 delegates including many
overseas pharmacists, PSA is delighted
to announce it will partner with the CPA
to jointly host the PSA17 conference in
Sydney from July 28–30, 2017.
The three-day conference – embracing
the popular theme of Leading Pharmacy
Innovation – will be held at Darling
Harbour in Sydney and will include a range
of panel sessions as well as high-profile
international guest speakers and experts.
PSA National President Joe Demarte
said PSA was delighted work with the
CPA, which has members from the
Commonwealth of Nations throughout
Europe, Africa, Asia, the Americas and
This joint conference will be a fantastic
opportunity to highlight and discuss key
issues affecting pharmacists in Australia
and right across the Commonwealth
giving it a truly global perspective,’ Mr
CPA President Raymond Anderson said the
organisation was looking forward to jointly
presenting the conference with PSA.
The CPA is an organisation of
pharmaceutical bodies and individual
members, dedicated to promoting
and disseminating the pharmaceutical
sciences throughout the Commonwealth
and to improving the quality and range of
services offered by pharmacists.
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