I have lived and breathed pharmacy my whole life and my whole life is invested in pharmacy. Like you, I stand to lose everything, if the industry is not protected, defended and grown. This is my fighting policy:
1. I will PROTECT pharmacy ownership at all costs.
2. I will FIGHT to keep drugs in Pharmacy and Pharmacist Only categories.
– Paracetamol and Ibuprofen should NOT be in supermarkets.
– Codeine must remain in the hands of pharmacists.
– I will vehemently DEFEND any scheduling out of these categories.
3. We must have a Visionary 7th Community Pharmacy Agreement.
4. I will FIGHT for decent dispensing remuneration.
5. I will lobby to GROW Pharmacist Prescribing in areas like OCP, ED, UTI, etc.
6. I will lobby to GROW other sources of income for pharmacy outside the PBS from the health budget in areas like Diabetes Education and Chronic Pain.
7. I will GROW a workforce of specialised community pharmacists in areas like Asthma, Pain Management, Diabetes, Obesity Management, and Mental Health.
8. I will work with all sectors of the industry provided it benefits members.
9. I will FIGHT tirelessly to be an advocate for the pharmacy profession.