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NAPSA and Guild agree on three-year partnership

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia and the National Australian Pharmacy Students’ Association (NAPSA) have renewed their long-standing partnership for a further three years. Guild National President George Tambassis and NAPSA President Erin Cooper signed the new agreement during a ceremony at the 2019 Pharmacy Connect conference held in Sydney. Mr …

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Pharmacist’s global search for innovation

Queensland’s winning community pharmacy owner Lucy Walker is embarking on a seven-week, round-the-world search for innovation. As the recipient of a 2018 Churchill Fellowship, Ms Walker will initially attend the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) world pharmacy congress in Abu Dhabi next week. From there, the Churchill Fellowship study mission will …

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Guild’s new Executive Director Suzanne Greenwood hints at changes ahead

Suzanne Greenwood, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s new Executive Director, has introduced herself in an open letter that gives a glimpse into her style, focus and potential approach to the role, and it could be that change is in the air. Ms Greenwood will be at Pharmacy Connect in Sydney …

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New e-learning modules for pharmacists

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) and the Pharmacy Guild of Australia (Guild), in partnership with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) have developed two new e-learning modules for pharmacists. The e-learning modules are said to be designed to help pharmacists increase their knowledge of the regulatory requirements applied to complementary …

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Health Minister Greg Hunt says interesting times for pharmacists

The PSA19 National Conference was opened today with the Federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt confirming the importance of the role of pharmacists. “We now have a prime minister, a treasurer and a finance minister, who when they define what is the purpose of a strong economy, beyond the individual …

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Widen pharmacist MBS access: Guild

Pharmacists should be able to access the MBS when delivering services to consumers irrespective of where the pharmacist is practising, the Pharmacy Guild has stressed in a submission to the federal government. The submission to an Allied Health Reference Group (AHRG) inquiry supports pharmacist eligibility for MBS items for provision …

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Paracetamol: rescheduling sought for modified release

The recommendation to reschedule modified release paracetamol 665mg as S3 (pharmacist only) has been welcomed by the Pharmacy Guild. Guild National President George Tambassis said rescheduling modified release paracetamol to S3 would result in patients benefiting from the required interaction with their community pharmacist. “Quite clearly, with a rescheduling consumers …

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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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Dementia opportunity for Qld pharmacies

‘Dementia-friendly’ pharmacy training is coming to Queensland with the Pharmacy Guild’s Queensland Branch successfully acquiring funding to enable 30 pharmacies to become dementia friendly. The funding is part of the Queensland government’s ‘Advancing Queensland: An age-friendly community grants program’. The Guild’s Dementia Friendly Pharmacy Program will now recruit 30 pharmacies …

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