Pharmacy Forecast Australia

Pharmacy Forecast Australia is a strategic thought leadership piece (produced yearly) on emerging trends and phenomena projected to impact pharmacy practice and the health of Australian patients, developed by SHPA utilising ‘wisdom of crowds’ methodology. 

The impetus for developing this yearly research report arose from the success of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists’s (ASHP) Pharmacy Forecast which, over the past decade, has grown to become a key feature of the society’s educational landscape. It has become a much-anticipated annual publication used by multiple pharmacy practice sectors as a tool to anticipate and plan for future demand, service provision and leadership.

It is anticipated that Pharmacy Forecast Australia will help equip hospital pharmacy departments to proactively position themselves and their teams for potential future events and trends with contextualised recommendations by the report’s authors. Pharmacy Forecast Australia is a stimulant to prompt discussion that assists health system leaders in their strategic planning efforts and in their mission to provide optimal care for patients and advancing the profession of pharmacy.

SHPA acknowledges ASHP as joint copyright holders of Pharmacy Forecast Australia 2021 and thanks Omnicell, Pharmacy Forecast Australia support partner.


Pharmacy Forecast Australia was officially launched on Wednesday 30 June, 2021. You can watch a recording of the launch below.