KILMORE has been selected as one of the four pilot sites for the new Pharmacist Chronic Disease Management pilot.
Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, said Kilmore’s Stepping Stones Medical Centre and Amcal Pharmacy Kilmore will work closely together to help patients manage their chronic illnesses and medication.
The communities of Kilmore, Whittlesea, Alexandra and Kerang and have been identified as having an increased prevalence of chronic disease and will most benefit from the pilot program.
The Kilmore pilot sites are Stepping Stones Medical Centre with Amcal Pharmacy and in Whittlesea, the Whittlesea Medical Centre and the Amcal Pharmacy are partnering in the project.
Similar arrangements exist in Alexandra and Kerang with a key medical practice and pharmacy partnering in the project.
All four sites have demonstrated a strong working relationship between the pharmacies and GP. They are also identified as areas with a high prevalence of chronic disease and would stand to benefit the most from the pilot scheme.
The Pharmacist Chronic Disease Management pilot will give eligible patients the freedom to visit their local pharmacy when monitoring and managing their chronic illnesses.
Working under a care plan developed by the GP, pharmacists will provide regular monitoring, dose refinement, earlier intervention and prompt referral back to the GP when necessary.