Your membership includes support whenever you need - through in-store visits, telephone, email, or webinar. How the Business Support Team can help you and your pharmacy:
Pharmacy Business Support is a free service, exclusive to Guild members. Contact the Business Support Team on:
P: 07 3831 3788 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
The following resource has been developed by the Business Support Team to assist in identifying the training, resources and infrastructure required to deliver a vaccination service that complies with the Queensland Pharmacist Vaccination Standards and the QC2020 Standards.
As specified in the Queensland Pharmacist Vaccination Standard, Chapter 4 of the Public Health Act 2005 (Qld) places obligations on owners or operators of a health care facility at which vaccination services are provided in relation to an infection control management plan. Owners of a community pharmacy must ensure that there is a compliant plan, that it is followed, and that the effectiveness and implementation of the plan are reviewed at least yearly.
The following example has been developed by the Business Support Team to assist member pharmacies in completing their own compliant plan. When filling this plan out, pharmacists should think the other services they provide which require consideration of how infection control is managed.
All vaccine administration encounters should be recorded by the pharmacist on the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) at the time of vaccination.
The following instructional documents have been developed to guide pharmacies on how to register as a service provider to upload to and access the AIR to review vaccination history prior to vaccine administration.
Services Australia: Australian Immunisation Register for health professionals
To assist with meeting requirements in the Queensland Pharmacist Vaccination Standard and QC2020, the following example procedures have been created by the Business Support Team for member pharmacies. They must be adapted by the pharmacist-owner or manager to accurately reflect operations in the pharmacy.
The Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s ‘Pharmacy Guild Immunisation Course’ has been developed to provide the knowledge and skills required for pharmacists to deliver vaccination services to the community.
For course dates and registration information, please click here.
The Guild Corporate Vaccination Program (GCVP) is an employee vaccination program funded through contracts secured by The Pharmacy Guild of Australia. Participation in the GCVP is exclusive to Guild member pharmacies. In 2020, participating pharmacies delivered over 24,000 vaccines to employees of participating government departments and private organisations, generating over $500,000 of additional revenue across all stores.
For more information on the program, please click here.
Your Business Support team have developed a suite of guides and resources to step you through the ePrescription process.
Click here to learn more about ePrescriptions.
The Seventh Community Pharmacy Agreement (7CPA) between the Australian Government and the Guild provides approximately $18.9 billion to over 5,000 community pharmacies for dispensing PBS medicines, providing pharmacy programs and services and for the Community Service Obligation arrangements with pharmaceutical wholesalers.
The Business Support Team can help you to easily identify your maximum financial opportunities, implement new or increase existing health services in your pharmacy and address roadblocks associated with patient uptake and pharmacy workflow to ensure that you make the most of the 7CPA.
Click here to listen to the 7CPA update teleconference (recorded on 28 July 2020).
Click here to view important 7CPA facts.
The Business Support Team can assist in all aspects of the current Quality Care Pharmacy Program (QCPP) and the upcoming new Quality Care 2020. From initial recognition and development of a management system process, through to audit assessments and beyond, the team can assist you maximising emerging opportunities available from a well-crafted and maintained quality management system. Prepare for your QCPP assessments with ease using our detailed checklists, online support and face-to-face visits.
For more information about QCPP, please visit the www.qcpp.com.
The Guild Corporate Vaccination Program offers a flexible, cost-effective solution to employers (e.g. government departments, private organisations etc.) to allow their employees to be vaccinated against influenza at a time, date and place most convenient to them via the Guild member network.
Click here for more information including how the program works.
The Business Support Team can guide you through the nine CP2025 Growth Pathways to ensure that your business has a viable, longer-term future as an integral part of the Australian health care system.
Explore the nine CP2025 Growth Pathways for more information.