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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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PSA seeks re-elected government’s support

While welcoming the return of the Berejiklian government in NSW this week, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) asked for a commitment to supporting the role of pharmacists in the state’s healthcare system. PSA NSW President Professor Peter Carroll said pharmacists’ unique expertise in the safe and effective use of …

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PSA19 pharmacist conference

Early bird registrations are open for PSA19, this year’s annual conference, hosted by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) from 26 to 28 July 2019 in Sydney. The conference will showcase how to enhance roles, recognition and remuneration for pharmacists as the custodians of medicine safety to improve healthcare for …

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PSA: raise remuneration rates

PSA lodged two major submissions this week, both addressing pharmacist remuneration. In one submission, PSA National President Dr Chris Freeman wrote to the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review Taskforce, to propose better use of existing MBS services by fully harnessing the knowledge, skills and accessibility of pharmacists. On behalf of …

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