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Pharmacist referral scheme for rollout?

Researchers say their evaluation is “proof of concept” for Australia’s community pharmacists to take on an integrated role in primary healthcare. The team from the UTS Graduate School of Health in collaboration with Western Sydney Primary Health Network says the recently evaluated consultation service for community pharmacists to triage, manage …

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New CEO heads PSA

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia has appointed healthcare advocate and health policy expert Mark Kinsela as CEO from December 2. During his career Mr Kinsela has been an adviser to the federal health minister and the minister for social services and aged care. He has worked as a clinical nurse …

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Hunt’s pledge to pharmacy

Health Minister Greg Hunt spoke candidly about the work pharmacists do on an everyday basis and the vision he has for community pharmacy in primary healthcare at the annual Pharmacy Guild of Australia Parliamentary dinner held in Canberra earlier this week.  While praising Lucy Walker, the 2017 Guild Pharmacist of …

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Minister’s blunt response to AMA’s pharmacy ownership bid

The Australian Medical Association’s (AMA) suggestion that GPs be allowed to own pharmacies, appears to have been swiftly dismissed by Health Minster Greg Hunt. Pharmacy Guild Queensland Branch President Trent Twomey, had already labelled the AMA move “a distraction”, saying that the AMA was trying to take the focus off …

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NPSA defends value of CSO wholesalers role

The National Pharmaceutical Services Association used the Pharmacy Guild’s 2019 Pharmacy WA Forum in Perth to “dispel myths and present facts” about the work of CSO wholesalers. The NPSA said that for 6.5 per cent of total PBS spend, CSO wholesalers uphold a commitment to Australian patients on behalf of …

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PSA and SHPA sign MoU

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) and the Society of Hospital Pharmacists (SHPA) enabling closer commitment and cooperation between the two organisations. PSA National President, Dr Chris Freeman, says the goal of the MoU is to unite the pharmacy profession for …

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Health Minister to open national conference

It has been announced that the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) national conference, PSA19, will be officially opened by Federal Health Minister, the Hon Greg Hunt MP. The theme of PSA19 is said to be, ‘Pharmacists in 2023: unlocking your opportunities’, with the national conference to be held in Sydney …

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PSA reminds Coalition of commitments

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) looks forward to working with the re-elected Morrison government to address medicine safety, negotiating the next Community Pharmacy Agreement and delivering better healthcare for all Australians. “PSA’s ‘Pharmacists in 2023’ report shows how an evolved healthcare system can empower pharmacists to provide more effective …

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PSA’s principled plea

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) has released clinical governance principles that champion the design and implementation of safe and high quality pharmacy services. ‘Clinical Governance Principles for Pharmacy Services 2018’ give pharmacists and organisations involved in the provision of pharmacy services guidance to improve safety, quality and consistency of …

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PSA calls for greater support

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) has indicated that, following the May 18 election, it will be focused on working with the incoming federal government to support a healthier Australia by making better use of the pharmacist workforce. PSA National President Dr Chris Freeman says that while Australia has a …

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