Workforce and career path options for pharmacy assistants

Project Details
Project ID: 2002-516
Type: Commissioned
Status: Completed
Institution: HMA
Chief Investigator: Wayne Kinrade

Project Summary

The purpose of this project was to identify areas of current community pharmacy practice that may, with the provision of appropriate training, be assumed by dispensary and/or pharmacy assistants. As part of the consultancy, targeted consultations with representative stakeholders; a detailed analysis of the current role and training of pharmacy assistants; a comparison with their international equivalents; and an exploration (including impact assessment and business case) of the potential functions that could be delegated to pharmacy assistants were investigated.