Developing a sustainable Pharmacy Support Network to address geographical issues associated with quality use of medicines

Project Details
Project ID: 2002-020
Type: Investigator Initiated
Status: Completed
Institution: PSA - NSW
Chief Investigator: Fiona Kelly

Project Summary

This project will create a self-sustaining infrastructure to support professional activity and promote inter-professional collaboration in rural areas through recruitment and training of a network of rural pharmacists. Initial activities will support rural pharmacists to become accredited for and to deliver Home Medicines Reviews (HMR). This project will aim to deliver a net increase of 290 rural pharmacists having completed stage one training to conduct HMRs at a cost of $498 per pharmacist. Process and impact evaluation will be conducted to evaluate the success of training and the sustainability of the network to provide for delivery of cognitive services.