Leave it to doctors, says NZMA of strep-throat testing in pharmacies

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Leave it to doctors, says NZMA of strep-throat testing in pharmacies

Kate Baddock NZMA
NZMA chair Kate Baddock says pharmacists testing for strep throat puts patients at risk
Rapid tests used to check for strep throat in Green Cross Health pharmacies are inaccurate and no pharmacists should be performing strep-screening tes

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Kate Baddock is ALWAYS anti-Pharmacists doing anything clinical. Does she not realise that there are significant barriers to people accessing doctors in NZ? And that Pharmacists actually ARE quite capable, and are appropriately trained, to advise patients on the right course of action re a sore throat, and most other medical problems for that matter? We refer patients to doctors every day!