Pharmacists had embraced the Government’s health reform agenda and its focus on collaborative care, so much so that the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia was taking the spirit of collaboration further than even the Government had initially envisaged.
Speaking at the opening session of PAC11 in Melbourne today, National President of the PSA, Grant Kardachi, said the Society fully supported the Government’s health reforms, particularly those initiatives concerned with primary and preventive health.
“At PSA we are building on the concept of collaboration through the development of partnerships with other stakeholders and health organisations,” Mr Kardachi said.
“At PSA we distinguish these partnerships from health-professional collaboration because often they involve groups representing consumers, health professionals or industry.
“The development of partnerships is timely, given our impetus to embrace professional services as never before.
“The development of partnerships is timely, given our impetus to embrace professional services as never before. These partnerships also mean that our profession has a responsibility to ensure that pharmacies look like and can be recognised as health-care destinations.”