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Forefront is a fortnightly e-newsletter from the Pharmacy Guild of Australia.

Subscription to Forefront is free and – while content is produced with Guild members in mind as the primary audience – open to anyone interested in news and current events relating to community pharmacy in Australia.

Just as community pharmacists are at the forefront of primary health care in the Australian community, Forefront aims to provide up-to-date, relevant and valuable content to subscribers.

Subscribers will receive regular (typically fortnightly) email summaries that link to more in-depth content on the Guild website. These summaries aim to provide a quick and convenient snapshot of news, which provides value to the reader even if they do not have time to view the expanded content.

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  1. Community pharmacy – here to stay

    11 July 2018

    The decision by Chemist Warehouse to switch wholesalers and the purchase of PillPack by Amazon in the US seem to have woken the community pharmacy doom-and-gloom merchants from their slumber.

    National | Forefront

  2. My Health Record resources

    11 July 2018

    The Pharmacy Guild this week is beginning a national mail-out of materials to all community pharmacies to support the My Health Record initiative.

    National | Forefront | Training, Business Administration, Advocacy

  3. Parliamentary asthma group formed

    11 July 2018

    The formation of a Federal Parliamentary Friends of Asthma Group has been welcomed by the Pharmacy Guild of Australia.

    National | Forefront | Community Engagement, Advocacy

  4. Tackling discrimination, harassment and bullying

    11 July 2018

    Discrimination, harassment and bullying are major issues that can affect any workplace – and community pharmacies are no exception.

    National | Forefront | Training

  5. Needle and syringe program bulletin

    11 July 2018

    The Penington Institute, which aims to help change how communities tackle unsafe drug use, has released its latest Anex Bulletin, the specialty publication for workers in Australia’s Needle and Syringe Programs.

    National | Forefront

  6. Walk4BrainCancer

    11 July 2018

    Walk4BrainCancer is the biggest mobilisation of the brain cancer community taking place across Australia every year.

    National | Forefront | Community Engagement

  7. Strategic report on future of community pharmacy

    27 June 2018

    Community pharmacies of the future will have a greater focus on services for the safe administration and management of medicines as they become more complex and are customised for patients, a major research project undertaken by the Pharmacy Guild of…

    National | Forefront | Innovation, Leadership, Advocacy

  8. Cyber security awareness

    27 June 2018

    Small business owners are being warned of the need to know how to detect and avoid potential cyber attacks.

    National | Forefront | Business Administration

  9. Register for organ donation

    27 June 2018

    DonateLife Week, being held from 29 July - 5 August 2018, is a key part of the Australian Government’s national program to increase organ and tissue donation and transplantation outcomes.

    National | Forefront | Community Engagement

  10. Pharmacists’ Support Service donations

    27 June 2018

    There is still time to make a tax deductible donation to help support the work of the Pharmacists’ Support Service (PSS) before the June 30 end of financial year.

    National | Forefront


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