Helping pharmacists navigate 60DD

The Platform Alliance Group (PAG) kicked off its roadshow last night (10 May) to support pharmacists through the 60-day dispensing (60DD) scheme confirmed in this week’s 2023 Federal Budget.

In support of all pharmacists, PAG is extending an open invitation to all pharmacy owners to join their webinars on Navigating Risk and Maximising Opportunities to manage 60-Day Dispensing on 16 May at 6.30pm AEST and 17 May at 2pm AEST.

The current dispensing changes may be daunting and stressful, so PAG Director and pharmacy owner, Michael Flannery reminds pharmacy owners that you’re not alone in this.

“We want every pharmacy owner to know that we’re here to help you manage and understand the impact and provide you with a practical plan so that you and your team can focus on delivering the best care to your patients,” he said.

PAG CEO Dave Fenlon says the aim is to equip pharmacy owners with knowledge and skills to be able to manage the financial impact of the 60DD scheme while continuing to care for their patients.

“We know that the last few weeks have been extremely stressful for many pharmacy owners,” Mr Fenlon said.

“With the budget announced and the 60-Day Dispensing initiative now confirmed to begin on 1 September, while we continue to support the lobby for change, we want to make sure you are in the best position to manage a significant financial impact on your pharmacy and continue to provide care to your patients in a sustainable way.”

Patrick Stoll, the newly appointed Head of Brand for Pharmacy Alliance and Advantage Pharmacy, added: “Over the next few months, our team will work with you to help you know your numbers, maximise opportunities available in your existing operations and potential new professional services, develop a tailored, focused plan and provide you ongoing support and guidance.

“With individual Nostradata reports to help you understand your numbers, our opportunity calculator, and by reviewing your financial and operational position, we can help you navigate the rollout … We are committed to your success,” he said.

All pharmacy owners are welcome to join the PAG webinars on 16 May at 6.30pm AEST and 17 May at 2.00pm AEST by going to bit.ly/pag60day.

The PAG roadshow will continue with Advantage Pharmacy member meetings in Sydney on 11 May, Melbourne on 22 May; Pharmacy Alliance member meetings in Melbourne on 23 May, Brisbane on 30 May, Perth on 13 June and Pharmacy Catalyst member meetings in Perth on 14 June.

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