SHPA and PSS sign new Memorandum of Understanding

The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA) and the Pharmacists’ Support Service (PSS) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding. The signing of the MoU extends an existing agreement between SHPA and PSS by three years with funding to be provided through Australia’s most comprehensive recognition program – the Australian and New Zealand College of Advanced Pharmacy (ANZCAP).

SHPA President Tom Simpson FANZCAP (Lead&Mgmt) says the agreement acknowledges an intrinsic link between pharmacy recognition and professional wellbeing.

“Recognition of our unique skills and the care we can provide is important as pharmacists, and plays a key role in our satisfaction and wellbeing as health professionals.

“Through ANZCAP, we are proud to support the incredible work Curtis, Kay and the team at PSS do to support pharmacists across all practice settings through the stressors and challenges of delivering care every day.”

PSS President Curtis Ruhnau thanked SHPA and ANZCAP for the ongoing partnership.

“SHPA and PSS are like-minded organisations, equally committed to fostering a workforce that feels valued.

“Where we enhance the workforce through focus on professional wellbeing, SHPA fosters career pathways and promotes recognition through programs including the new College.

“It’s fundamentally about pharmacists understanding and supporting their fellow pharmacists.

“It has never been more important to have widespread organisational support for our frontline workers – who are facing increasing demands to meet the evolving needs of Australians in need – and I thank Tom and his team for years of partnership, and look forward to many more.”

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