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PPA backing PSA on increased pay

The Professional Pharmacists Australia (PPA) union has welcomed the Pharmaceutical Society report, ‘Pharmacists in 2023: Roles and Remuneration’, supporting increased pay for employee pharmacists. PPA says that after community campaigning for three years, its members have helped to increase Pharmacy Industry Award pay by 22 per cent. “We welcome the …

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Scope of pharmacist-administered vaccinations expands

WA Health Minister the Hon Roger Cook MLA has announced the scope of pharmacist-administered vaccinations will be expanded. The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) has welcomed the announcement, with PSA WA Branch President, Dr Fei Sim, saying this will “increase the immunisation rates within the community.” Reportedly, as part of …

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‘Ask the Pharmacist’ app takes out Shark Tank at PSA

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‘Ask the Pharmacist’ app, created by community pharmacist Shannon Lawrence, has taken out this years Pharmacy Shark Tank at PSA 2019. The event sponsored by Mylan, saw that two out of the three ‘shark’s’- Cathie Reid, Co-founder of Australia’s Epic Group and Fernando Lizarraga, Mylan’s Product Manager, each chose to …

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Ayomide Ogundipe wins 2019 Intern Pharmacist of the Year

Talented intern pharmacist Ayomide (Mide) Ogundipe is the winner of the 2019 PSA MIMS Intern Pharmacist of the Year Award. Presented at PSA’s flagship conference PSA19 on July 27, the award recognises intern pharmacists who demonstrate outstanding performance in their development as professional pharmacists, acting as role models amongst Early …

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Digital upgrade for pharmacists

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) released its digital health report, ‘Connecting the dots: Digitally empowered pharmacists,’ funded by the Australian Digital Health Agency. The report described how digital health initiatives and technological transformation will empower pharmacists to be more accountable and responsible for medicine safety and efficacy.  “Gaps in …

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Juliet Richards to speak at PSA Expert Interview

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s National Conference from July 26-28 focuses on the theme ‘Pharmacists in 2023. General practice pharmacist, credentialed diabetes educator, health coach and co-author of ‘What am I Taking?’ Juliet Richards, will hone in on that during the Expert Interview on Saturday, July 27. On July 27, …

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John Bell honoured for diabetes management

Pharmacist John Bell, former national president of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, has received the Sir Kempson Maddox Award, which is described as Diabetes NSW and ACT’s most prestigious honour. PSA NSW Branch President Professor Peter Carroll says the award is further recognition of Mr Bell’s extensive contribution not only …

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Real-time prescription monitoring in SA

The South Australian government’s budget commitment to implement a real-time prescription monitoring system (RTPM) is a good step forward, according to the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, which has called on the state government to ensure it is given high priority. PSA SA/NT Branch President Robyn Johns urged the government to …

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NSW Budget: PSA calls for expanded roles for pharmacists

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) welcomes the NSW Government’s Budget commitment to health spending, but calls on the government to better utilise the skills of pharmacists to improve the state’s healthcare system. PSA NSW Branch President Professor Peter Carroll commended the NSW Government on the addition of 880 allied …

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Pharmacist access to the MBS one step closer

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) has called on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review Taskforce to increase the role of pharmacists to address the healthcare needs of all Australians. The PSA’s recommendations, which stem from its two key reports, Medicine Safety: Take care and Pharmacists in 2023, made to …

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