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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 pharmacists – there when we need them

    12 December 2018

    This being the last edition of Forefront for 2018, it is opportune to reflect on the year that is coming to an end.

    National | Forefront | Leadership, Advocacy

  2. Broad political support for community pharmacy

    28 November 2018

    Overwhelming bipartisan support for the community pharmacy model was reinforced in speeches last night at the Pharmacy Guild’s annual dinner in the Great Hall of Parliament House, Canberra.

    National | Forefront | Leadership, Advocacy

  3. Pharmacies start Chronic Pain MedsCheck Trial

    14 November 2018

    The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has announced the start of services today under the Chronic Pain MedsCheck Trial.

    National | Forefront | Leadership, Advocacy

  4. The twin pillars of Medicare and the PBS

    14 November 2018

    Along with Medicare, the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme or PBS is a central pillar of Australia’s universal public healthcare system.

    National | Forefront | Advocacy

  5. Perinatal; anxiety and depression awareness

    17 October 2018

    Up to one in five expecting or new mothers and one in ten expecting or new fathers will experience perinatal anxiety or depression. About 100,000 families across Australia will be affected by this serious and common illness.

    National | Forefront | Community Engagement, Advocacy

  6. QLD inquiry findings welcomed

    17 October 2018

    The Pharmacy Guild has welcomed the findings of a Queensland parliamentary inquiry that will pave the way for pharmacists to operate to the full extent of their training.

    National | Forefront | Training, Advocacy

  7. Community pharmacy and aged care

    3 October 2018

    The recent disturbing reports on aged care standards revealed on the ABC’s Four Corners program have focussed national attention on how our society is caring for the elderly.

    National | Forefront | Advocacy

  8. CP2025 Champion of Health Services

    3 October 2018

    Elise Apolloni is widely recognised as a leader in the introduction of professional services in her community pharmacy and she understands just how important they are to the pharmacy business, to the staff and to the pharmacy’s patients.

    National | Forefront | Training, Leadership, Advocacy

  9. Community pharmacy – full steam ahead

    5 September 2018

    It’s often said that people should be careful what they ask for, and this advice applies to the longstanding debate about pharmacists and their scope of practice.

    National | Forefront | Leadership, Advocacy

  10. Vaccinations help dramatic cut in flu cases

    5 September 2018

    The latest national influenza data reflects the major impact arising from the committed effort the community pharmacy sector has put into raising vaccination rates across Australia.

    National | Forefront | Advocacy, Clinical

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