Information for Patients
Patients are encouraged to speak to their pharmacist to find out what healthcare services they offer and whether they are right for their needs.
Pharmacists with injection training can better support their patients with the routine injection or inhalation of medications. This will benefit patients being treated for conditions including osteoporosis, diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis who may have difficulties with self-injection or who fear needles, or those who may require assistance with inhaled medications for conditions such as asthma.
Having the legislated authority to prescribe for minor ailments does not mean all pharmacists must offer or provide this service.