Partnered pharmacist prescribing


The earliest iterations of pharmacist prescribing in Australia were in hospitals.

Known as Partnered Pharmacist Medication Charting (PPMC) or Partnered Pharmacist Medication Prescribing (PPMP), the innovative care model sees appropriately credentialed pharmacists work closely with doctors to undertake a medication review and chart medications for nursing staff to administer (reference: Safer Care Victoria).

In trials and in practice, partnered pharmacist prescribing has been shown to reduce medication errors, length of stay and hospital costs.

National PPMC Credential

In partnership with The Alfred, SHPA endorses at individual and group level to ensure recognition and translation of partnered pharmacist charting and prescribing skills between hospitals and jurisdictions.

Given the evolving landscape and different stages of PPMC and PPMP programs in difference states and territories, recognition applications are processed on request.

Please complete the below enquiry forms with your contact details and availability, and SHPA will be in contact to arrange a suitable time to discuss your credentialling needs.

National PPMC Credential

individual request

SHPA Members: $2,500

Non-members: $2,950

group request

Group pricing is variable based on location and group size.

The National Credential is a partnership between SHPA and The Alfred.

For more information please contact

Championing collaborative care

SHPA's National Credential is part of our Transformation 2024 agenda.

The increasing complexity of medicines has fostered a long history of specialty skill development in hospital pharmacy, honing the precise medicines knowledge and expertise of pharmacists and technicians to ensure their safe and timely use.

Specialty pharmacy is the foundation of innovations reducing delays to treatment and the length of hospital stays; these include collaborative prescribing and pharmacist-led stewardship programs in antimicrobial, anticoagulant, analgesic, and antipsychotic treatments.

Transformation 2024