The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) thanks Tasmanian Premier Jeremy Rockliff for his leadership of the health sector over his years as Health Minister.
The Premier announced on Friday 21 July that he will step down as Health Minister, with a successor to be announced in the coming days.
PSA Tasmanian President David Peachey MPS thanked the Premier, drawing on his commitment to expanding pharmacy practice to better serve Tasmanians.
“Premier Rockliff has always been a great supporter of pharmacists, working with us to work closer to our top of scope and support the health of Tasmanians,” Mr Peachey said.
“We are proud to have worked with the Premier to progress the Review of pharmacists’ scope of practice in Tasmania, which will result in more health services being provided by pharmacists around our state.
“Under the Premier’s leadership, Tasmanians have greater access to vaccinations through their local pharmacist and can also access a new supply of their medicines in an emergency through expanded continued dispensing.
“These initiatives are having a real and positive impact on the health of our communities.”
“On behalf of all pharmacists in Tasmania, I thank the Premier for his service as Health Minister.
“I look forward to continue working with him and his successor to continue work on supporting pharmacists’ scope of practice and ensuring that our primary care system delivers quality healthcare for all Tasmanians.”