The vision underpinning the Review’s Interim Report is for an integrated and sustainable community pharmacy sector, which is adaptive to the inevitable changes in health care given Australia’s ageing population, rapid advances in technology and ongoing Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) reform.
The issues in the Interim report are complex, with the potential to impact significantly on community pharmacy, and the Review Panel has decided to present options rather than draft recommendations in the Interim Report.
The Review Panel welcomes the submission of feedback and additional insights in relation to the options outlined in the Interim Report. This information will support the Panel’s development of its Final Report to the Minister.
The Review’s Interim Report will be open to public submissions through to 23 July 2017.