Forefront is a fortnightly e-newsletter from the Pharmacy Guild of Australia.
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For many of us, the summer break is a chance to relax and recharge our batteries after what has arguably been the most challenging year many of us have faced.
The National President of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, George Tambassis, has been accorded the organisation’s highest honour by being made a life member of the Guild.
Community pharmacists have risen to the challenges of 2020 and served their patients and communities better than ever before says one who should know - former Pharmacy of the Year proprietor Samantha Kourtis.
The digital era is radically changing how technology is used, and new technologies are set to have major impacts on how people live and work.
The latest report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare released last week has found 4.9 per cent of Australians had diabetes in 2017–18.
Mangoes, mouthwash, hot baths and camel urine are among the various items people around the world have used to treat or prevent COVID-19, according to internet searches by a Massachusetts-based pharmacist.
The Tasmanian Branch of the Pharmacy Guild has announced that internationally renowned Infectious Diseases Specialist and Clinical Professor, Katie Flanagan, will present a key session at the Tasmanian Pharmacy Conference, being held in Hobart 20-21 February 2021.
Pharmacies which are National Diabetes Services Scheme access points will soon receive special signage to alert patients that the services are available at the pharmacy.
The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has been appointed a permanent member of the Federal Government’s Rural Health Stakeholder Roundtable.
The increasing number of companies reporting successful COVID-19 vaccine trials is encouraging but also highlights the acute need for Government plans to ensure maximum uptake of these vaccinations by the community.
Community pharmacy must be represented on the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) COVID-19 Working Group which provides advice to the Minister for Health on the immunisation program for COVID-19 vaccines as they become available in Australia.
The NSW Branch of the Pharmacy Guild has been commended for its work on the community pharmacy mental health training program.
Buying a pharmacy is a major investment and the need for careful and considered steps in preparing to enter pharmacy ownership is critical to the long-term success of such a venture.
The roll-out of eScripts represents a fundamental change to the way community pharmacies operate and interact with patients.
Patients from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds will benefit from a free mobile app developed to support vital COVID-19 screening efforts.
Community pharmacies need to be aware of the myths and misinformation surrounding COVID-19 so that they can better inform and help patients.