Pharmacists band together to access new money for top-of-scope services

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Pharmacists band together to access new money for top-of-scope services

Jonathan
Chilton Towle
Iain Buchannan
Whangarei pharmacy owner Iain Buchanan believes joining together with other pharmacists is the best way for pharmacy owners to ensure they get a slice of the funding pie

On 1 October 2018, the new and much anticipated Integrated Community Pharmacy Services Agreement came into force. The new contract promised to inject more than $20 million in new funding into the sector and provide flexibility to develop local services. Seven months on, reporter Jonathan Chilton-Towle looks at what the contract has delivered

Pharmacists around New Zealand are banding together to access funding under the new pharmacy services contract. When it came into force last year,