The Rural Pharmacy Liaison Officer (RPLO) program

One of the key purposes of members of the RPSN is delivering the Rural Pharmacy Liaison Officer (RPLO) program, an element of the Fifth Community Pharmacy Agreement.

The RPLO program has been established under the Rural Pharmacy Workforce Program to implement local level projects that provide support to practising rural community pharmacies and pharmacy students undertaking placements in rural areas.

RLPOs promote inter-professional collaboration with pharmacies, pharmacists, pharmacy students and universities and facilitate professional development and networking opportunities for pharmacies, pharmacists and pharmacy students.

The RLPO program was initially established as the Pharmacist Academics at University Departments of Rural Health (PAUDRH).

Supporting rural pharmacy education and practice in Australia