Tag Archives: Pharmacy Guild of Australia

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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Students highlight bright future in business planning prize

A team of bright stars from the University of Auckland has taken out this year’s Pharmacy Guild of Australia National Student Business Plan Competition. The winning team of Hunter Amende, Peggy Lok, Jordan Anderson and Tiffany Cao won with their fictitious ‘Know Your Genes Pharmacy’, which aimed to address medication …

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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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Evolution of QCPP- preparing for the change ahead

The Quality Care Pharmacy Program (QCPP) is undergoing significant enhancements via Quality Care 2020, and it’s vital that pharmacies are across these improvements. QCPP is a quality assurance program focused on improving pharmacy services for the community. The program provides a framework for community pharmacies to provide quality, safe and …

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Student Business Plan competition finalists chosen

Three teams have been announced as finalists in the Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s 2019 National Student Business Plan Competition. To reach this point the finalists successfully progressed through the business plan, quarter-final and semi-final rounds and now face the final challenge of presenting their investor pitch ‘live’ at the Pharmacy …

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Most outstanding community pharmacist of the year

most outstanding pharmacist

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia congratulates community pharmacist Brad Butt on being named the Australian Patients Association’s inaugural ‘Most Outstanding Community Pharmacist of the Year’ at the association’s annual awards night in Melbourne last night. Mr Butt, from Cooleman Court Pharmacy in Weston, ACT, was nominated by members of the …

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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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