A trial for appropriately trained pharmacists to provide community access to important medications and treatments usually only available with a prescription, is running in NSW.

The University of Newcastle is leading the trial in association with the University of Technology Sydney, Macquarie University, University of New England, Charles Sturt University, The George Institute for Global Health and the Hunter Medical Research Institute.

Urinary tract infection treatment

From 31 July 2023, more than 1000 participating pharmacies can provide treatment for uncomplicated urinary tract infections (UTIs) in women aged from 18 to 65 years (inclusive) as part of this trial.

Oral contraceptive pill

Eligible women can receive a resupply of their lower-risk oral contraceptive pill (the pill) from participating pharmacists.

To be eligible, women must be aged 18 to 35 (inclusive) and have been taking the pill continuously for two years, as prescribed by a doctor (GP) or nurse practitioner. The pill must be for contraceptive purposes (to prevent unplanned pregnancy). ​

Information for the community - UTI treatment

Learn if you are eligible for UTI treatment at your local pharmacy.
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Information for the community - Oral contraceptive pill

Learn if you can get a resupply of your oral contraceptive pill at a pharmacy.
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Information for pharmacists

If you are a pharmacy owner, or pharmacist, learn more about participating in the trial.
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Find a participating pharmacy

Search for a pharmacist near you that is taking part in the trial and can provide advice.
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Current as at: Tuesday 9 January 2024
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