Jason Harvey – Outback Pharmacies, Broken Hill, NSW
Jason acknowledges that in-home services are not currently a priority for many pharmacies. However he believes that this is an area that most community pharmacies need to examine as a potential source of future growth.
Partnering with the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Outback Pharmacies sends scripts to one quarter of New South Wales. Serving the needs of his rural community is important to Jason's values. He sub-contracts his pharmacists to the local Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation and delivers 800 dosage packs a week to the Broken Hill aged care facility, setting pharmacy up as a central element of the local health system.
“There was a need in the community for pharmacists to take the leap to provide their expert medicines knowledge outside of pharmacy. Identifying and serving the in-home care needs of patients has improved health outcomes in Broken Hill."