Fifth Community Pharmacy Agreement – Evaluation Framework

The Department of Health and Ageing, in consultation with the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, and input from key stakeholders via the Fifth Community Pharmacy Agreement’s Programs Reference Group, has developed an Evaluation Framework for the review of the Fifth Agreement.

Page last updated: 02 November 2012

The five year Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement (6CPA) between the Commonwealth of Australia and the Pharmacy Guild of Australia commenced on 1 July 2015 and is a key element of the PBS Access and Sustainability Package, announced in the 2015-16 Budget. Further information about the 6CPA can be found on the PBS website.

The Evaluation Framework provides a mechanism and strategy for the consistent evaluation of programs across the Fifth Agreement. The Framework sets out a series of possible reviews of individual programs, combined reviews of programs with common elements (such as the various medication management programs), a review of governance arrangements and three thematic reviews covering consumer experience, access to medicines and Quality Use of Medicines.

The Framework provides a structure for an overall review of the Fifth Agreement and for possible evaluations of its component parts. It does not provide the details of the evaluation methodology for each individual evaluation.

The Evaluation Framework, including its appendices, is a dynamic document that will be reviewed annually and updated, as required, during the Fifth Agreement. The Evaluation Framework is currently being updated based on comments received during 2012, by the Agreement Consultative Committee in consultation with a range of other stakeholders through the Programs Reference Group. A revised version of the Framework will be published in mid-2013.

Feedback on the Evaluation Framework can continue to be provided in writing to the Department of Health and Ageing at either of the addresses below:

Email to:

Post to:
Director, 5CPA Operations Section
Pharmaceutical Access Branch
Pharmaceutical Benefits Division, MDP 901
Department of Health and Ageing
GPO Box 9848

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