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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. Courage and commitment under fire

    15 January 2020

    It is inspiring to see the frontline health response that community pharmacies have been able to provide during the widespread bushfire emergency.

    National | Forefront

  2. Pharmacy of the Year a highlight at APP

    15 January 2020

    A highlight of the annual Australian Pharmacy Professional Conference (APP) is the announcement of the Guild’s Pharmacy of the Year, a nation-wide competition which recognises excellence in the profession and acknowledges those pharmacies which excel in innovation and adaptability.…

    National | Forefront

  3. Taking care of medicines during bushfires

    15 January 2020

    NPS MedicineWise has released advice to help people take care of their medicines during the bushfire crisis.

    National | Forefront

  4. “Why I Love Rural Pharmacy” video competition is back

    15 January 2020

    The popular “Why I Love Rural Pharmacy” video competition is back and this year has a novel theme – experiences of ‘rural pharmacy first dates’.

    National | Forefront

  5. How community pharmacies rose to the bushfire challenge

    15 January 2020

    As a dedicated community pharmacist, Andrew Topp is astounded and humbled by what he saw his colleagues and pharmacy staff doing beyond the call of duty when the bushfires hit the NSW South Coast.

    National | Forefront

  6. Temporary ACT standing order for emergency supply of medicines

    10 January 2020

    The Guild has today received this advice from the ACT Government. A temporary Standing Order has been issued by the ACT Chief Health Officer, Dr Kerryn Coleman to enable supply of designated prescription only medicines by pharmacists without a prescription,…

    National | Guild Alert

  7. Advice from Guild Insurance re bushfires

    9 January 2020

    The Pharmacy Guild of Australia sought advice from Guild Insurance to provide to Members who are operating in bushfire affected areas.

    National | Guild Alert

  8. Urgent advice for NSW pharmacists supplying medicines to patients in bushfire affected areas & P2 masks

    8 January 2020

    A temporary special authority has been issued by the NSW Chief Health Officer until 31 March 2020 for supply of prescription medicines from a community pharmacy in emergencies in a bushfire affected area in NSW. The usual arrangements for 3…

    National | Guild Alert

  9. Member-proprietor only

    1 February 2020 PBS Price Changes

    6 January 2020

    The Guild has now received confirmed price changes from the Government for 1 February 2020.

    National | Guild Alert

  10. Member-proprietor only

    Updated Important Notification from the manufacturer - EpiPen® Jr 150 mcg Adrenaline (epinephrine) Auto-Injector

    19 December 2019

    Meridian Medical Technologies, a subsidiary of Pfizer that manufactures EpiPen®, has experienced manufacturing challenges that have resulted in interruptions in the production of EpiPen® Jr 150 mcg Adrenaline (epinephrine) Auto-Injectors.

    National | Guild Alert


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