Tag Archives: community-pharmacy

Health Minister tours community pharmacies

Federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt discussed key issues facing community pharmacists during his tour of community pharmacies in Queensland this week. Topics included the $1 Discount, community pharmacy access to the NIP and the next pharmacy agreement. Pharmacy Guild of Australia Queensland Branch Vice President Kos Sclavos said it …

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Flu dries up after record vaccinations

With only 52,000 cases of influenza reported this year, one fifth of last year’s 250,000 cases, Health Minister Greg Hunt has hailed the contribution of community pharmacies across Australia. This year’s successful primary care vaccination program helped deliver the lowest rates of flu in Australia since 2013 with a record …

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Guild finds synergy with palliative care

Palliative Care Australia (PCA) and The Pharmacy Guild of Australia (Guild) have committed to work together to facilitate better outcomes for people receiving palliative care and their families and carers. A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed today outlining the following objectives: To share knowledge, skills and resources in the …

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The Guild’s 2025 vision

The Pharmacy Guild has released CP2025, its strategic plan for community pharmacy, including a nine-point ‘framework for change’. The plan has been developed in partnership with strategic advisory firm Pottinger along with market research company Orica and is based on detailed market research, stakeholder involvement, expert input and business consultation. …

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Chronic pain trial begins

The chronic pain MedsCheck trial is underway, according to the Pharmacy Guild. The GuildLink software being used for the trial enables it to be conducted at more than 1,600 pharmacies that have completed the required training across Australia, with community pharmacists being encouraged to build relationships with other health professionals …

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Palmerston assistant to represent NT in pharmacy awards

Judges have chosen pharmacy assistant Anita Jones (pictured) from Amcal+ Palmerston Health Centre Pharmacy to represent Northern Territory at the National Finals of the 2018 Pharmacy Guild of Australia/ Maxigesic Pharmacy Assistant of the Year Award (PATY). Now in its 12th year, PATY describes itself as “the premier award for …

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CP2025 project findings for pharmacy’s future

Community pharmacies of all types are meeting the expectations of patients, attracting  high levels of satisfaction and trust, according to initial findings of the Pharmacy Guild’s Community Pharmacy 2025 (CP2025) project. The Guild says CP2025 is an all-encompassing, no holds-barred initiative looking at the future of community pharmacy with a …

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Location rules sunset clause abolished

The National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits – Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2017 has now passed through both houses of parliament, providing much-needed certainty and stability for Australia’s 5,700 community-pharmacy small businesses. Among other measures, the National Health Amendment passed by the senate this month abolishes the sunset clause of …

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