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    Guild stand on direct supply

    3 November 2017

    The Guild is actively lobbying Health Minister Hunt to address the issue of direct supply by manufacturers by advocating that all PBS medicines be made available to pharmacies through the full line wholesalers.

    National | A Message From President | Guild Corporate, Advocacy

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    Updates on CP2025, codeine collaboration, real-time recording and Location Rules

    20 October 2017

    Community Pharmacy 2025 Strategic Adviser appointed; Guild and PSA collaborate on codeine training and materials; real time recording in Victoria; Location Rules legislation in Federal Parliament.

    National | A Message From President | Capability, Innovation, Advocacy

  3. Member-proprietor only

    Union appeal on penalty rates dismissed; red tape submission lodged

    13 October 2017

    This week the Federal Court upheld the Fair Work Commission’s penalty rates decision, rejecting an appeal by the unions United Voice and SDA.

    National | A Message From President | HR, Advocacy

  4. Value of pharmacist-delivered vaccinations

    11 October 2017

    The number of confirmed cases of the flu this season has now topped 199,500 according to the Immunisation Coalition, and this figure continues to rise as the season extends beyond its usual length.

    National | Forefront | Community Engagement, Advocacy

  5. Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten to speak at Guild dinner

    11 October 2017

    The Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, and the Leader of the Opposition, the Hon Bill Shorten MP, will be the keynote speakers at the Pharmacy Guild’s Annual Parliamentary Dinner at the Great Hall of Parliament House on 28…

    National | Forefront | Advocacy

  6. Member-proprietor only

    A focus on codeine

    6 October 2017

    When we put our solution to the politicians they think it makes sense, particularly when we explain how up-scheduling alone will mean a loss of convenience and higher costs for patients, as well as the clogging up of GP practices…

    National | A Message From President | Community Engagement, Leadership, Advocacy

  7. Member-proprietor only

    A new wave of health reform; codeine reality check; gender diversity

    29 September 2017

    Guild National President George Tambassis spoke with Minister Hunt last week, making clear that pharmacy can play a key role in this significant health reform.

    National | A Message From President | Leadership, Advocacy

  8. Flu vax expansion needed

    27 September 2017

    The ongoing severe flu season has highlighted the need to extend the role of community pharmacies in protecting the community from this disease.

    National | Forefront | Community Engagement, Advocacy

  9. Codeine exception proposal

    27 September 2017

    The Pharmacy Guild and the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia are continuing their advocacy for the adoption of a common sense approach to ensure patients in need have access to medicines containing codeine.

    National | Forefront | Advocacy

  10. Avoiding hospital admissions a priority

    27 September 2017

    Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has foreshadowed a third wave of health reform with the objective of avoiding hospital admissions as chronic disease and an ageing population put unsustainable pressure on health budgets.

    National | Forefront | Capability, Innovation, Advocacy

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