Queensland Business Support and Pharmacy Programs

The Guild Queensland Branch provides a wide range of business support services and tools tailored to meet the needs of our members. The advice, services and tools accessible through Guild membership can help you operate a viable and successful business, and create a community pharmacy for the future.

North Queensland Full Scope of Practice Pilot

In 2020, the Palaszczuk Labor Government made a pre-election commitment to implement a trial of community pharmacists practising to full scope of practice in North Queensland. The Guild is now working hard to formalise the framework and parameters for the pilot.

Business Support

The Queensland Business Support Team are experienced pharmacists and pharmacy managers who provide Guild members with practical tools and comprehensive advice that streamlines day-to-day operations and enables you to grow your pharmacy business.

Briefings and Webinars

The Guild Queensland Branch hosts regular member-only educational webinars and briefings covering a range of topics including COVID-19, industrial relations advice, industry updates and more.

COVID-19 Support

The Guild remains your trusted source of timely, accurate and industry-specific COVID-19 information, advice, helpful resources and templates.

Needle & Syringe Program

This program aims to reduce the incidence of blood-borne viruses and injecting related injuries and disease, by supplying sterile injecting equipment to injecting drug users with the aim of ensuring users do not share needles.

Medicines and Poisons Act

The Medicines and Poisons Act 2019 (MPA) and Therapeutic Goods Act 2019 (TG Act) and the supporting regulations, Medicines and Poisons (Medicines) Regulation 2021 came into effect on 27 September 2021.

Pharmacist Vaccinations

Guild members can access a range of guidelines and resources that can help implement and maintain a pharmacist-led vaccination service in a Queensland community pharmacy.

Community Pharmacy UTI Service

Following the conclusion of the successful Urinary Tract Infection Pharmacy Pilot – Queensland (UTIPP-Q), this model of care for the treatment of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) by community pharmacists has transitioned to permanent practice.

NIP Pharmacy Pilot

The Queensland Community Pharmacy National Immunisation Program (NIP) Pilot has allowed a select group of Queensland community pharmacies to access and administer NIP-funded influenza vaccines to Queenslanders aged 65 years and over.

Guild Corporate Health

Learn more about how you can participate in Guild Corporate Health Opportunities including the Corporate Vaccination Program.

CRTCA Program

Learn more about the COVID-19 Rapid Test Concessional Access Program (CRTCA) including information on program participation, Find a Pharmacy and claiming payments.

As of 6 May 2022, this program has generated over $420 million in income for participating pharmacies.

Queensland Government Free Influenza Vaccination Program

On 23 May 2022, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk together with the Minister for Health and Ambulance Services, Yvette D’Ath, announced that all Queensland residents, aged 5-64 years of age, would be offered a free flu vaccine as the state faces a severe outbreak of Influenza A.

Building on the success of Guild Corporate Health opportunities and initiatives, Queensland Health has chosen to facilitate this mass-vaccination rollout via the Guild Corporate Vaccination Program, parameters and access for which are being expanded to support this initiative.

Learn more about how your pharmacy can participate and obtain remuneration for vaccinations administered as part of this Program.

For more information:
Guild Queensland Branch


07 3831 3788

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Page last updated on: 04 July 2022