Tag Archives: Queensland

Real-time prescription monitoring welcomed

The announcement by Queensland Health of its commitment to introduce a real-time prescription monitoring system has been welcomed by the Pharmacy Guild’s Queensland branch. Guild Queensland Branch President Professor Trent Twomey said such a system would combat ‘doctor shopping’ and reduce preventable deaths across the state. “Providing immediate access to …

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Dementia opportunity for Qld pharmacies

‘Dementia-friendly’ pharmacy training is coming to Queensland with the Pharmacy Guild’s Queensland Branch successfully acquiring funding to enable 30 pharmacies to become dementia friendly. The funding is part of the Queensland government’s ‘Advancing Queensland: An age-friendly community grants program’. The Guild’s Dementia Friendly Pharmacy Program will now recruit 30 pharmacies …

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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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Funded pharmacy assistant’s training

The Pharmacy Guild’s Queensland Branch has acquired funding to prepare pharmacy assistants for the future of community pharmacy. The funding is part of the Queensland government’s Training in Emerging and Innovative Industries Fund (TEIIF) and will be applied through the Modernising Vocational Education (MOVE) project which aims to support the …

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Chemist Warehouse strike ends

The National Union of workers and Chemist Warehouse have issued a joint media statement indicating a new enterprise agreement has been reached after lengthy talks finally resulted in an end to continuing industrial action. Chemist Warehouse distribution centre workers across Victoria and Queensland this morning voted unanimously to return to …

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Industrial action hits Chemist Warehouse

Workers at Chemist Warehouse distribution centres in both Queensland and Victoria are on indefinite strike in an attempt to get more pay and better conditions. The warehouses in Somerton and Preston in Victoria and Eagle Farm in Queensland are key to the supply chains of Chemist Warehouse and My Chemist …

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Women in pharmacy: let the funds begin

The Pharmacy Guild’s Queensland Branch has been selected as a recipient of the Queensland government’s Advancing Women in Business initiative. For the Guild branch, the initiative aims to support female pharmacists, interns, pharmacy students and pharmacy staff with education and resources to enable more women to start and grow their …

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PWC partner in digital drive

PricewaterhouseCoopers has been awarded a $530,000 contract as part of Queensland Health’s focus on rural and remote healthcare in the state. PWC will develop a “digital plan” to guide the transformation of rural and remote health facilities throughout Queensland on their journey to becoming fully digital. The project is part …

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