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The celebration of National Reconciliation Week has been a very opportune time for me, the Guild, and our members to take a step back and reflect on our relationship with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
The first COVID-19 vaccination delivered through a community pharmacy in Australia has been administered at Boonah Pharmacy in Queensland.
A feature of isolated pharmacies is that for many people they are the first place they visit for their healthcare needs.
The international pharmacy profession is committed to being part of the solution to antimicrobial resistance, ministers at the digital 74th World Health Assembly have been told.
The Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s COVID-Safe Australian Pharmacy Professional Conference (APP2021) was a huge success, with the conference attracting close to 5,200 attendees.
Bowel Cancer Awareness Month in June aims to raise awareness of Australia's second deadliest cancer, which claims the lives of 103 Australians every week, or 5,336 people a year.
Pharmacists are reminded of the availability of the Federal Government’s Free Interpreting Service which aims to provide equitable access to key services for people with limited or no English language proficiency.
The search for the Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s next Pharmacy of the Year is now underway, with nominations opening today for the 2022 awards.
A campaign promoting the installation of incontinence bins in male public toilet facilities is a focus of this year’s World Continence Week being held from 21-27 June.
The Federal Budget this year has confirmed that the Government’s sights are firmly set on ensuring the fastest – and fullest – economic recovery for Australia from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Federal Budget contained a number of headline items focused on the health sector.
The Budget committed $1.9 billion to the COVID-19 vaccine program, including $35.8 million for a pharmacy program.
Last night’s Budget did not include all of the hoped-for measures, especially those which have a significant impact on the business of community pharmacy such as payroll tax, stamp duty, and the industrial relations system.
The Government announced in the Budget that it will invest $503 million to transform digital health in Australia, resulting in a modern, integrated health system.
West Australian pharmacist Hannah Mann has been named a finalist in the Western Australian of the Year awards.
The Australian Patients Association is calling for nominations in its annual Health Industry Awards, including for the Most Outstanding Community Pharmacist.
Community pharmacists are often the first point of call for patients’ COVID-19 vaccine-related questions.
One of the few positives to be seen from the abrupt changes needed to deal with the pandemic has been the increased uptake of technology in many pharmacies in WA.
Tobacco is the leading preventable cause of morbidity and mortality in Australia.