Tag Archives: Pharmacy Guild of Australia

Australia’s 2019/2020 bushfire season – a community pharmacy perspective

Media Release 17 February 2020 The bushfire season of 2019-20 was the most sustained and confronting in our history, with fires threatening communities in multiple States across unprecedented areas of land, taking lives and destroying property. This prolonged emergency put stress on every aspect of our communities, and local pharmacies …

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Pharmacy Guild warns of NT workforce shortages

The decision by Charles Darwin University (CDU) to cease accepting new enrolments into the Bachelor of Pharmacy Course is problematic, according to the Pharmacy Guild of Australia. Also, the university intends to disband the pharmacy course once the existing cohort has completed its studies, which the Guild believes will result …

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Guild’s RAP to close gap on reconciliation

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia Queensland Branch has developed and received endorsement from Reconciliation Australia for the Guild’s first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). Branch President Professor Trent Twomey said the RAP is a commitment to support the national reconciliation movement. “Nine pharmacies in Queensland supply PBS medicines via the Remote …

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PSA and Guild hail aged care meds safety funds

Significant investment to address the challenges of medicines safety in aged care, including reducing chemical restraint, has been welcomed by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia and the Pharmacy Guild of Australia. The $25.5 million federal government funds aimed at improving medication management programs and reducing the use of medicines as …

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AMCAL+ Life Clinic launches in Melbourne

Pharmacy brand, Amcal, officially launched its first Amcal+ Life Clinic pharmacy at an event that saw addresses by prominent pharmacy figures, including Anthony Tassone from the Pharmacy Guild of Australia. The launch was held at Burwood One Shopping Centre in Melbourne’s East. “We are proud to be launching our industry …

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Suicide prevention programs for 2020

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia Queensland Branch has partnered with Australian mental health and suicide prevention social enterprise ConNetica to deliver free, early suicide prevention training programs in 2020. The integrated training programs, ‘Conversations for life’ and ‘Stronger smarter yarns for life’, will be available to community pharmacy staff and …

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2019 worst year for flu

As the 2019 influenza season comes to an end, new flu-notification figures highlight that it has been the worst on record, surpassing the most recent peak year of 2017. In 2017, there were about 250,000 flu notifications, compared with this year’s 302,000. “This year 812 people tragically lost their lives …

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Funds allocated to additional training

Recognising the important role of community pharmacists in mental healthcare, the NSW Government has announced the allocation of new funding to train pharmacists working in regional areas, with customers mental health issues. The allocation of funds to mental health training is move welcome by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) …

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Prescribing path for pharmacists

A clear pathway for pharmacist prescribing is shown in the Pharmacy Board of Australia’s position statement released this week, according to the Pharmacy Guild. This view was echoed by Pharmaceutical Society of Australia President Chris Freeman, who said: “PSA is pleased that the Pharmacy Board has concluded under the National …

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Health spend tracking at below inflation rate

More than $185 billion, or almost $7,500 per person, was spent on health goods and services in Australia during 2017-18, according to a new report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The report, ‘Health expenditure in Australia 2017-18’, reveals spending per person decreased by 0.4 per cent, …

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