Access Points play a vital role in the NDSS ensuring that people with diabetes have easy access to essential products no matter where they live. Access Points are mainly located in community pharmacies, but may also be located in a community health centre, diabetes centre, local hospital, allied health practice or an Aboriginal medical service.
The guidelines for selection have been set by the Australian Government and are set out in the NDSS agreement. The current NDSS Agreement states that any approved pharmacy is eligible to become an NDSS Access Point, provided they can demonstrate:
A current pharmacy licence
approved PBS supplier status; and
a high level of interest and commitment to providing speciality services to people with diabetes.