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Pharmacy assistant training to support state-wide Queensland Pilot

As often the first point of contact in community pharmacy, pharmacy assistants will play a crucial role in the success of the Queensland Community Pharmacy Scope of Practice Pilot (Pilot). To support their expanding role within the Pilot, the Australasian College of Pharmacy (College) launched a short training course for Queensland pharmacy assistants.

The Queensland Community Pharmacy Scope of Practice Pilot Training for Pharmacy Assistants Course (Training Course) covers information about the Queensland Pilot, the services included in the pilot, patient eligibility and consent, as well as how pharmacy assistants can support their community pharmacists.

Chief Executive Officer, Melanie Hunt, reaffirms the College’s commitment to education, training and upskilling for the whole community pharmacy team.

“The College understands that for community pharmacy to become the primary healthcare destination for patients, expansion in scope of practice is needed for both pharmacists and pharmacy assistants.

“For Queensland community pharmacists to be able to provide expanded healthcare services to their patients, pharmacy assistants need to be able to do more to support their pharmacist colleagues to deliver the primary healthcare services provided within the Queensland Pilot,” Ms Hunt said.

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The College is at the forefront of the ever-evolving Australian community pharmacy industry and delivers education and training to support the industry changes.

“The College recognised the need to upskill pharmacy assistants to ensure the Queensland Pilot’s success for patients.

“As such, the College is the only Australian pharmacy education provider offering this niche training course for Queensland pharmacy assistants,” Ms Hunt said.

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