Background

Whittlesea Community Connections were one of the successful recipients of the HWPCP 2018 Member Grants Scheme.

Launched 15 February 2019, Whittlesea Community Connections (WCC) in partnership with Cabrini Asylum Seeker and Refugee Health Hub will establish a pharmacy waiver program trial from WCC’s Epping office enabling people seeking asylum to access free prescribed medication and referrals.

The Pharmacy waiver pilot will employ a part-time person to establish a functional and locally tailored partnership; identify local pharmacy providers and pharmacists to dispense medications; develop protocols; adapt practice guidelines; recruit, train and manage volunteers; communicate with health providers and other services working with asylum seekers about the service; and manage the evaluation and reporting process. 

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