is a 5-year agreement from
1 July 2020-30 June 2025
compared to the estimated 6CPA outcome
of $16.8 billion
Increased investment in programs to increase access to PBS medicines for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through the Closing the Gap PBS Co-payment measure and the provision of uncapped access to Dose Administration Aids.
Electronic Prescription Fees continue to be paid through approved pharmacists for the first year, after which payments will be made directly to Prescription Exchange Service providers.
The Seventh Community Pharmacy Agreement (7CPA) Full Text Signed.
The Guild has produced the 7CPA Calculator tool to help you compare remuneration for the final year of the 6CPA with the first year of the 7CPA.
Community Pharmacy Agreements between the Commonwealth and the Pharmacy Guild of Australia have been in place since 1990, with their key purpose being to provide for the timely and equitable supply of PBS medicines across Australia.
The Seventh Community Pharmacy Agreement (7CPA) supports consumer access to Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) subsidised medicines through community pharmacies across Australia.
Just as community pharmacies have experienced a period of significant uncertainty and volatility because of the COVID-19 pandemic, so too have pharmaceutical wholesalers. The Guild recognises and supports the crucial role of the pharmaceutical distribution infrastructure, and the importance of it remaining strong.