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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George Tambassis described his “sense of astonishment and anger” at learning of the proposal, which followed an unpublished …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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Pharmacy Connect 2019

The fourth annual Pharmacy Connect will be held from September 5-7, 2019 at the Hilton Hotel in Sydney. Hosted by the Pharmacy Guild New South Wales branch, Pharmacy Connect 2019 aims to feature a comprehensive three-day program including education, pre-conference workshops focusing on harm minimisation and the 7CPA, plus sessions …

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Deputy PM delivers keynote

Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack delivered his keynote address this morning at the APP19 conference, further supporting the direction and announcements made by Health Minister Greg Hunt yesterday. In essence, Mr McCormack confirmed that the Government is committed to supporting and helping pharmacists, healthcare professionals and the Australian families they …

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The final Forefronteer

In his final Forefront column, retiring Pharmacy Guild Executive Director David Quilty has made some important parting observations. Forefront is an open Guild publication with more than 13,000 (free) subscribers and for six years Mr Quilty’s whole-of-sector approach has provided a channel for patient groups and industry representatives to communicate their public …

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Health Minister supports community pharmacy

Measures announced by Health Minister Greg Hunt today have been welcomed by the Guild, particularly as they provide additional certainty for community pharmacies. In his opening speech to the Pharmacy Guild’s national conference APP, Mr Hunt assured the audience the Government would retaining the current level of the prescription Administration, …

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