Publication Date 01/04/2014         Volume. 6 No. 3   
Information to Pharmacists

Editorial

From the desk of the editor

Business is tight!
Cash flow has evaporated!
The PGA calls for unity while simultaneously dismembering the business of consultant pharmacists.
The federal government continues to strip massive funds from the PBS to the extent that it is gasping for air.
Oh, and I forgot, the Revive Clinic thinks that pharmacists cannot vaccinate patients in community pharmacies ( It is actually a warehouse pharmacy group trying to destabilise the market here to push fellow-pharmacists off balance by supporting the Revive group).
Even wage-earning pharmacists have discovered that they have not had a rise in their pay over the past five years

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New GP Super Clinic Includes a Dispensing Pharmacy

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The Minister for Health and Ageing, Nicola Roxon and the Member for Hasluck, Sharryn Jackson, today unveiled plans for the $10 million GP Super Clinic to be located in Midland, Western Australia.
It will contain a dispensing pharmacy despite the official Pharmacy Guild line of not locating pharmacies inside GP Super Clinics.
The Minister for Health and Ageing and Member for Hasluck revealed the plans on the site of the Midland GP Super Clinic, the historic Midland Workshops building at the corner of Yelverton Place and Centennial Place, Midland. After extensive consultation with the Heritage Council, plans have now been approved by the Minister of Planning and endorsed by the Midland Redevelopment Authority, with the tender for construction to be advertised shortly.

 

The clinic will accommodate GPs, practice nurses, nurse practitioners, and a range of allied health professionals. This will include Aboriginal health workers, psychologists, physiotherapists, dentists and a dispensing pharmacy. Plans include the co-location of a satellite clinic of Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service and other specialist services. There will also be a day surgery and extensive education and training facilities for medical, nursing and allied health students.

The clinic, which will be open from 8am to 10pm, 7 days per week, with bulk billing for GP services, will also provide emergency care for patients to take pressure off the proposed Midland Hospital.

The Minister for Health and Ageing said she welcomed progress on the Midland GP Super Clinic and looked forward to returning for the sod-turn in the near future.

Ms Roxon said, “This is a significant investment in building up the number of health professionals in the Midland community.

“The Midland GP Super Clinic will see new GPs and other health professionals come to work locally to serve the outer eastern suburbs of Perth,” said Ms Roxon.

Member for Hasluck Sharryn Jackson said this was a significant step for the local community and she looked forward to seeing the clinic become a reality as soon as possible.

Ms Jackson said, “My community needs additional health services and I’m pleased that this facility will grow the number of GPs and health professionals in Midland.

“The Rudd Government commitment to the Midland GP Super Clinic is designed to ensure quicker access to health services for people living in the local community.

“These services have been designed not to compete with existing services, rather enhance and grow access to services for people currently waiting to see a doctor or unable to get on a list at a local clinic,” said Ms Jackson.

The Midland GP Super Clinic is jointly funded by the Rudd Government and the WA State Government.

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Submitted by Desmond on Fri, 21/03/2014 - 22:34.

Now the government is taking some wise decisions. A clinic like this can be a great help to the people in the locality who are suffering of the diseases and in a state where proper care is not avail. Good move.

Submitted by P Smith on Wed, 16/06/2010 - 22:38.

Great to see common sense in this situation and will hopefully prove to be a benefit for the patients in the area.

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