PHARMACY PLAN TO ALLOW WOMEN EASIER ACCESS TO MEDICATIONS
NSW will be the first state in Australia to allow pharmacists to renew prescriptions for the contraceptive pill as part of a fast-tracked plan to make it easier for women to access important medications and treatments.
The Liberal and Nationals’ pharmacy plan will transform health care, with local women able to skip the queues at the GP and instead walk into their local pharmacy to get the care they need, when they need it.
Under our pharmacy plan, the NSW Liberal and Nationals will:
• Cover the cost of the patient consultation fee for the treatment of UTIs and the contraceptive pill;
• Commence the prescribing trial for the treatment of UTIs on 1 April 2023; and
• Accelerate the commencement of the trial for the renewal of oral contraceptive pill prescriptions to 1 July 2023 and allow pharmacists to extend an original script issued by a GP or nurse practitioner in the past two years.
INVESTMENT TO KEEP HAWKESBURY SCHOOLKIDS COOL
I’m pleased to say that every public school classroom in Hawkesbury will be air-conditioned as part of an additional $130 million investment from the WestInvest fund.
This investment will ensure that students in public schools across Hawkesbury will enjoy fully air conditioned classrooms, creating a more comfortable learning environment for our kids.
This WestInvest boost which includes the Colo, Hawkesbury, Richmond and Windsor High Schools, finishes the job of installing air-conditioning in Hawkesbury schools which commenced in 2018 as part of the Cooler Classrooms Program.