Policy submissions

SHPA is committed to promoting best practice medicines management and fostering a greater understanding and appreciation of the key role hospital pharmacists, and pharmacists working in other healthcare settings, play in delivering evidence-based healthcare.

We utilise the evidence generated by research, the clinical leadership of SHPA’s network of Committees of Specialty Practice and Reference Groups, and the expertise of our members who provide quality healthcare at the coalface, to provide advice and input into policy development at federal and jurisdictional levels.

Reflecting our members’ diverse and innovative roles, SHPA has a comprehensive understanding of the multiple funding and regulatory frameworks with respect to medicines and welcomes the opportunity to engage with governments and other stakeholders.

Policy statements and submissions

SHPA develops position statements and submissions to government and stakeholder consultations which express SHPA’s positions on important issues that have the potential to have impact on medicines management, access to medicines and the well-being of Australian consumers. 

Find out more about clinical medicine submissions.

Recent SHPA policy submissions

Advocacy publications

For more information about SHPA’s policy work contact Jerry Yik, Policy Analyst