We are ready to help the government deliver more patient-focused care that delivers and greater health-care access in a more cost-effective way.
Pharmacists are among the most highly trained health professionals in the country. They are accessible, convenient and cost-effective relative to visiting hospital emergency rooms for minor conditions and can open up capacity in physicians offices to deal with more serious patient issues.
94% of Canadians think favourably of their pharmacist — more than any other health care professional.
Assistance with common ailments, provision of vaccinations and a greater role in advice and care are among the services Ontario patients would like from their pharmacists.
The only thing preventing pharmacists from delivering what patients are looking for, and from using the skills they were trained with, is Ontario government policy and funding.
We're asking the Ontario government to step up and treat pharmacists as valuable health care providers and local resources for patients across Ontario.
Complete the form below to send a letter now to your local MPP, as well as Ontario Minister of Health, Helena Jaczek, and Premier Kathleen Wynne. Tell your representatives that you believe in Ontario's pharmacists, think they should be allowed to do more for Ontario's patients.