Tag Archives: PSA

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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Seven pharmacists recognised in 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Seven pharmacists have been recognised in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours with the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) adding its congratulations. The awards honour Emeritus Professor Maree Therese Smith and Ms Catherine Reid, both from Queensland and Mr Warwick Plunkett, Mrs Carlene Smith, Ms Juliet Seifert, Mr David North and …

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Broad confidence in reappointed Minister

Peak industry bodies and health organisations have resoundingly supported the news that Greg Hunt will remain as Health Minister in the recently announced Morrison government reshuffle. messages of congratulations and support were issued by The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, the National Rural Health Alliance, Medicines …

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PSA reminds Coalition of commitments

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) looks forward to working with the re-elected Morrison government to address medicine safety, negotiating the next Community Pharmacy Agreement and delivering better healthcare for all Australians. “PSA’s ‘Pharmacists in 2023’ report shows how an evolved healthcare system can empower pharmacists to provide more effective …

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Main parties support PSA medicine safety agenda

The Coalition, Labor Party and the Greens have all responded to the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s (PSA) five election action items, ahead of the federal election —highlighting their support for the valuable role pharmacists play in our healthcare system. Both the Coalition and the Greens have committed to declaring medicine …

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PSA hits back

Pharmaceutical Society of Australia National President Dr Chris Freeman has hit back at the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in an open letter published this week. Dr Freeman’s strong and unequivocal letter is in response to the RACGP President Dr Harry Nespolon’s call for the Queensland government to reconsider …

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ACT lowers age of pharmacist-administered vaccinations

Pharmacists will be able to protect more Canberrans against vaccine-preventable diseases, ACT Health announced on April 18, in a move welcomed by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA). Pharmacists will be able to vaccinate more people following ACT Health’s announcement to lower the minimum age of pharmacist-administered vaccinations to 16 …

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Vaccination age lowered 

  The minimum age for pharmacist-administered vaccination in Queensland has been  lowered to 16 years. “Allowing trained pharmacists to administer vaccines will significantly increase the immunisation rates within the community and reduce the incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases,” Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) Queensland Acting President Chris Campbell said. “The administration …

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PSA: pharmacy needs more

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) acknowledged the government’s commitment to pharmacy in the 2019-20 federal budget, shown through the extension of the AHI fee and reduced PBS wait times. PSA National President Dr Chris Freeman said PSA also acknowledged the investment in primary care, aged care and mental health, …

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