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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. Need for greater access to flu vaccinations

    29 May 2019

    The current flu season has highlighted the urgency of giving consumers greater access to flu vaccinations through community pharmacies. With the death toll this year now standing at more than 100, and with some 59,000 laboratory confirmed cases of the…

    National | Forefront | Community Engagement, Advocacy

  2. Greg Hunt reappointed

    29 May 2019

    The reappointment of Greg Hunt as Minister for Health removes the uncertainty that is part and parcel of any election process, and opens the way to further build on the advances in community pharmacy that we have seen under the…

    National | Forefront | Leadership, Advocacy

  3. Political support for community pharmacy

    15 May 2019

    Ahead of Saturday’s election, the Pharmacy Guild has received letters of support for community pharmacy from the major political parties.

    National | Forefront | Advocacy

  4. Forum for rural pharmacists

    1 May 2019

    Rural pharmacists now have a dedicated forum where they can discuss issues affecting them and their pharmacies.

    National | Forefront | Leadership, Advocacy

  5. Global pharmacy workforce transformation program

    1 May 2019

    A program to advance pharmaceutical workforces in countries around the world has been launched by the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP).

    National | Forefront | Innovation, Advocacy

  6. Australia’s “biggest serial killer”

    17 April 2019

    Heart attacks are described by the Heart Foundation as Australia’s “biggest serial killer” which claimed 7,813 lives in 2017, or on average, 21 each day. In the 10 years from 2008 to 2017, more than 92,000 Australians have lost their…

    National | Forefront | Community Engagement, Advocacy

  7. Arthritis action plan

    17 April 2019

    Arthritis Australia has launched an action plan which it says provides an evidence-based blueprint to guide national efforts to improve health and quality of life for people living with arthritis, and reduce the cost and prevalence of the condition.

    National | Forefront | Business Administration, Community Engagement, Advocacy

  8. Rural pharmacy issues highlighted

    17 April 2019

    The Pharmacy Guild has highlighted a range of issues affecting rural, regional and remote pharmacies which need to be addressed through a bipartisan approach.

    National | Forefront | Leadership, Advocacy

  9. Community pharmacy flu vaccination campaign

    17 April 2019

    The Pharmacy Guild has launched its national campaign urging Australians to have their flu shot at a local community pharmacy.

    National | Forefront | Marketing, Leadership, Advocacy

  10. Boost for pharmacy patients in Queensland Government move

    17 April 2019

    By Pam PriceExecutive DirectorPatients in Queensland will benefit from a ground-breaking decision of the State Government to accept in principle a range of recommendations to make better use of community pharmacists’ scope of practice.

    National | Forefront | Advocacy

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