Doctors remain on the offensive as Guild congratulates WA’s Department of Health on its report Doctor outrage has continued after the final report into the Review of Community Pharmacy Ownership in Western Australia dropped two weeks ago. The report found that changes could be made to improve pharmacist utilisation, to include services such as providing additional vaccinations, health screening, chronic disease management, health promotion, and other medicines-related activities. It also found pharmacists could offer a wider range of medication management reviews and related services in collaboration with GPs, and scope extension could include some models of prescribing. The Australian Medical Association described the report as a “wish list for pharmacists who want to be doctors”. “If they want to diagnose and treat illness properly then pharmacists should go to medical school,” AMA WA president Andrew Miller said. “We do not go down to a shop to find out what […]