The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has in place a vetting process for proposed industry surveys and studies which involve community pharmacists and pharmacy staff. Many field research operators may seek to collect and use information for purposes not necessarily in the interest of those surveyed. It is therefore desirable that the credentials and objectives of the researchers be clearly ascertained beforehand. The Guild can do this more readily than individual members.
Each survey is approved for a limited time-frame – most for one month. In the case of long-standing/periodic surveys, approval is reviewed annually.
For more information, please email Guild.Nat@guild.org.au
A researcher who has been granted Guild endorsement should supply the survey certificate number when making contact to request participation of members. If the researcher fails to do so, members are advised to request this number from the researcher before agreeing to participate. All Guild endorsed survey certificate numbers are published below. If however, members require further clarifications on any surveys, questionnaires conducted by companies, individuals or market research groups, they are encouraged to contact the National Secretariat or the State and Territory Branches before participating.
|Survey Approval Number||Conducted By||Conducted For||Period of Approval||Method||Geographical Areas||Purpose|
|587||The Nielsen Company||Gold Cross Products & Services||Ongoing||Online||National||Your Pharmacy Matters (endorsed by Gold Cross Products and Services).|
|833||The Pharmacy Guild of Australia||The Pharmacy Guild of Australia||Ongoing||National||Evaluate satisfaction with the customer experience index.|
|887||Monash University||Monash University||Ongoing||Online||National||To explore frontline health care workers’ perceptions, attitudes, and experiences of personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic.|
|895||Pharmacy Guild of Australia, NSW Branch||Pharmacy Guild of Australia, NSW Branch||13 April - 30 June 2021||Online||NSW||NSW Pharmacy Needle and Syringe Program Reasons for non-participation by pharmacies, what could be done to increase the number of participating pharmacies, how community pharmacies handle returned community sharps by patients (e.g. diabetic sharps), how the NSP could be improved.|
|896||The University of Sydney||The Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics||June - August 2021||Online||National||To explore community pharmacists' current experiences, beliefs, and educational needs in relation to medicinal cannabis products given the TGA's recent down-scheduling of low-dose cannabidiol to a Pharmacist Only Medicine. Analysis of the data can be used to develop tailored support and education strategies for community pharmacists to better support their professional practice.|
Access to Guild members can be facilitated by the Guild via our branches and their newsletters to members and social media channels with the strength and credibility of our brand. Working with the Guild provides mutual benefit as our members trust us to work in their best interests, which expands the potential survey pool for well conducted research.