Pharmacists going extra mile fear future without funding

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Pharmacists going extra mile fear future without funding

Jonathan
Chilton Towle
Beheshta Ali
West Auckland pharmacist Beheshta Ali is one of many pharmacists going the extra mile to help high-needs patients

The push to operate at the top of their scope sees pharmacists all over New Zealand stepping out of the dispensary to offer new services but, in many places, these services are not funded. Jonathan Chilton-Towle talks to pharmacists going the extra mile.

When west Auckland pharmacist Beheshta Ali arrived at a regular patient's home to do a Medicines Use Review, she did not realise she was about to save, Beheshta Ali

Comments

It is all very well for Ministry of Health representatives to say pharmacists are highly valued, but the reality is that funding goes no where near what pharmacists actually provide.