Tag Archives: Guild

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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Engage with care

Delivering harm reduction services is a key part of the pharmacist’s role and pharmacists should (and do) endeavour to offer these services to all people in their community, according to the Pharmacy Guild. However, to deliver these services, the Guild says pharmacists must inevitably engage with people who use drugs …

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Move to reform Indigenous Pharmacy Programs

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients must be ensured culturally safe primary healthcare services in rural, regional and remote areas and this must be a priority for the federal government, say two health industry groups. The Pharmacy Guild of Australia and the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) are …

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Gold for a top Guild pharmacy

The Pharmacy Guild has congratulated healthSAVE Wilkinson’s Pharmacy on winning the 2019 Guild Award for Excellence in Community Engagement – Health Services. In the Tasmanian coastal town of Burnie, healthSAVE Wilkinson’s Pharmacy has operated at the same site for more than 35 years. The Guild says it continues to serve …

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Invitation: Pharmacy Trial Program survey

Healthcare Management Advisors (HMA) is undertaking the implementation review of the Pharmacy Trial Program (PTP), on behalf of the Department of Health, according to the Pharmacy Guild. The PTP was established under the 6CPA to trial new and expanded community pharmacy programs that seek to improve the clinical outcomes for …

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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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Guild slams ‘catastrophic’ proposal

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia (Guild) has reacted strongly after undisclosed PBS plans to increase prescription quantities from one month to two emerged. In a letter to Guild members, Guild National President George Tambassis described his “sense of astonishment and anger” at learning of the proposal, which followed an unpublished …

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Guild launches online opioid course

The Pharmacy Guild’s Learning and Development platform features a new online course, ‘Opioid substitution therapy: A guide for pharmacists’. The module includes the pharmacological basis for using substitution therapy, its benefits and aims for treatment. The course also provides preliminary information for pharmacists who wish to initiate an opioid substitution …

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