Community Pharmacy Barometer 2014

Economy & Finance

01 May 2015

The University Technology Sydney (UTS) Community Pharmacy Barometer is the only comprehensive research tool available to all the stakeholders in the Australian pharmacy industry designed to track the confidence, perceptions and opinions of community pharmacy owners, managers and employee pharmacists.

This report identifies that pharmacists want to spend more time with patients and receive a differential PBS dispensing fee for doing so.

According to Professor Benrimoj the data in this report supports the idea that pharmacists are ready to move towards a more flexible professional services approach and away from the more rigid fixed-fee structure they currently work within.

The report revealed that 75% of respondents also named professional services as the best opportunity for future business growth while more than 80% identified new service offerings as a way to supplement.

Report details

Bankwest are proud to partner with the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) to deliver the UTS Community Pharmacy Barometer.

Professor S.I. (Charlie) Benrimoj (B.Pharm) is Head of the Graduate School of Health, University of Technology Sydney.

Charlie's research interests encompass the future of community pharmacy and professional cognitive pharmaceutical services including the clinical, economic and implementation aspects of cognitive pharmaceutical services from community pharmacy in current and emerging health care systems.

Charlie was the Australian Pharmacist of the year in 2000 and received the Andre Bedat award 2010 by the International Pharmacy Federation.

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Professor S. I (Charlie) Benrimoj
Head of Graduate School of Health
University of Technology Sydney

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