Tag Archives: Dr Chris Freeman

PSA calls on Commissioner to address rural pharmacy’s unique needs

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) has called for a number of actions to address the unique needs of the rural pharmacy workforce in response to the National Rural Health Commissioner’s Discussion Paper for Consultation: Rural Allied Health Quality. PSA is urgently seeking to address these issues with the National Rural …

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2019 PSA Mylan Pharmacy Student of the Year: Alice Hashiguchi

Alice Hashiguchi from the University of Western Australia has won the 2019 PSA Mylan Pharmacy Student of the Year (PSOTY) Award, announced at the PSA19 Gala Dinner in Sydney on July 27. PSA National President Dr Chris Freeman congratulated Ms Hashiguchi on her exceptional achievement. “The PSOTY Award gives outstanding …

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Roles and remuneration: unlocking opportunities

A snap shot of salary ranges befitting current and future roles of pharmacists, and fair remuneration for their professional contribution was launched by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia on July 27 in its new report Pharmacists in 2023: Roles and Remuneration. PSA National President Dr Chris Freeman says that remuneration …

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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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Digital upgrade for pharmacists

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) released its digital health report, ‘Connecting the dots: Digitally empowered pharmacists,’ funded by the Australian Digital Health Agency. The report described how digital health initiatives and technological transformation will empower pharmacists to be more accountable and responsible for medicine safety and efficacy.  “Gaps in …

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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: meds review need is opportunity for pharmacy

Older Australians need to begin regular medicine reviews, which can be conducted by pharmacists, due to an increase in polypharmacy, Pharmaceutical Society of Australia has reported. “As the report states, older people are likely to be using several medicines at once, which places them at greater risk of medicine-related harm,” …

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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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