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A new study highlights the need for opportunities for building communication and trust between GPs and pharmacists and actions to address the systematic barriers impeding interprofessional collaboration. The Home Medicines Review (HMR) involves a home visit from an accredited HMR pharmacist to review a patient’s medicines, and a report to the...

The Federal Government’s new Primary Health Networks will be established on 1 July 2015, replacing the 61 organisations that were confusingly branded Medicare Locals, and rolled out in three tranches by the previous Government in 2011 and 2012. The transition from Medicare Locals to Primary Health Networks (PHNs) may not appear significant,...

A new study illustrates the conspicuous mismatch between meeting patient expectations and moving towards evidence-based based care and opportunities to narrow the gap. To improve healthcare, we currently observe two major developments. On the one hand, there is an increasing emphasis on including the patients’ perspective, for example in treatment decision making,...