Tag Archives: community-pharmacy

Managing blood glucose levels with medical nutrition therapy

As the diet of a person living with diabetes, whether type 1 or type 2, has an influence on their blood glucose and overall diabetes management, nutrition therapy is an essential component of diabetes healthcare strategy. While this intervention is delivered by dietitians, products that are recommended for dietary management of …

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Community pharmacists are part of the solution

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia welcomed Health Minister Greg Hunt’s clear and strong focus on addressing Australia’s mental health challenges. Addressing the National Press Club, Mr Hunt described mental health as the “great national challenge” with over four million Australians affected each year by some form of mental ill health. …

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Guild supports Bowen as Shadow Health Minister

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has congratulated opposition MP Chris Bowen on his appointment as Shadow Health Minister. Guild Acting National President Trent Twomey says Mr Bowen’s extensive political experience will be invaluable in the health portfolio. “The Pharmacy Guild has long had a strong working relationship with Mr Bowen …

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Guild’s budget breakdown

In the federal budget edition of Forefront, the Pharmacy Guild has welcomed confirmation that the government, if re-elected, will provide $245 million over five years to improve consumer access to medicines and support community pharmacies. The funding includes: $215 million over three years from 2020-21 to provide additional remuneration to …

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Deputy PM delivers keynote

Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack delivered his keynote address this morning at the APP19 conference, further supporting the direction and announcements made by Health Minister Greg Hunt yesterday. In essence, Mr McCormack confirmed that the Government is committed to supporting and helping pharmacists, healthcare professionals and the Australian families they …

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Health Minister supports community pharmacy

Measures announced by Health Minister Greg Hunt today have been welcomed by the Guild, particularly as they provide additional certainty for community pharmacies. In his opening speech to the Pharmacy Guild’s national conference APP, Mr Hunt assured the audience the Government would retaining the current level of the prescription Administration, …

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Guild Executive Director David Quilty retiring

David Quilty will retire as Executive Director of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia in early March. Pharmacy Guild National President George Tambassis said that Mr Quilty had recently informed him of his intention to resign after more than six years of loyal service. “David wants to give first priority to …

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Pharmacy visits rising

Increasing patient visits are demonstrating the importance of community pharmacies as the most accessible health destinations in Australia. The latest statistics reveal there are more than 449 million individual patient visits to pharmacies annually, a rise of nine million on previous figures. This compares with 2018 data from the Australian …

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