Tag Archives: Dr Chris Freeman

Pharmacist access to the MBS one step closer

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) has called on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review Taskforce to increase the role of pharmacists to address the healthcare needs of all Australians. The PSA’s recommendations, which stem from its two key reports, Medicine Safety: Take care and Pharmacists in 2023, made to …

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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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Pharmacists honoured

Dr Danny Tsai, the inaugural Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist at the Alice Springs Hospital, has received the SA/NT Pharmacist of the Year Award at the Annual Celebration of Excellence in Pharmacy event hosted by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA). SA Minister for Industry and Skills David Pisoni presented the award …

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PSA: raise remuneration rates

PSA lodged two major submissions this week, both addressing pharmacist remuneration. In one submission, PSA National President Dr Chris Freeman wrote to the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review Taskforce, to propose better use of existing MBS services by fully harnessing the knowledge, skills and accessibility of pharmacists. On behalf of …

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Add us to the MBS: PSA

The recommendation to add pharmacists to the list of eligible allied health professionals to access Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items, for medication management services for patients with complex care requirements, is an important investment in the safe and effective use of medicines, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) said. The …

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Homeopathy: No evidence of efficacy

Community pharmacy banner and buying groups should draw a line in the sand and cease all activities that encourage the stocking, promotion, recommendation or marketing of homeopathy, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) said today. Following the publication of the PSA’s recommendations to the Choosing Wisely Campaign, PSA National President …

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Unrewarding award for pharmacists

The decision by the Fair Work Commission to stagnate the minimum safety net pay rate for community pharmacists is a completely inadequate reflection of the complex work that pharmacists do, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) says. PSA National President Dr Chris Freeman said, “It is very clear to PSA …

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New PSA ECP director

Pharmacist Lauren Burton’s appointment as the new Early Career Pharmacist (ECP) Director of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia is described as helping to reaffirm the PSA board’s commitment to the future of the profession. Ms Burton’s appointment, effective from July 1, follows the retirement of the board’s first ECP director, …

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