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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. Guild repeats need for real-time prescription monitoring

    7 March 2018

    The Pharmacy Guild of Australia believes a nationally co-ordinated real-time monitoring system is an essential element of the strategy to deal effectively with opioid abuse and misuse in Australia.

    National | Forefront | Advocacy

  2. Value of community pharmacy model recognised

    21 February 2018

    The passage through Federal Parliament last week of amendments that remove the sunset clause on the Pharmacy Location Rules is a timely reminder of the importance of maintaining the tried and trusted community pharmacy model.

    National | Forefront | Advocacy

  3. Pharmacy of the Year finalists announced

    21 February 2018

    Five community pharmacies have been named as the finalists in this year’s prestigious Guild Pharmacy of the Year Awards.

    National | Forefront | Community Engagement, Advocacy

  4. Have your say in future of community pharmacy

    7 February 2018

    By now all Pharmacy Guild member pharmacy owners should have received an email from the Online Research Unit (ORU) and ORIMA Research asking them to complete an online survey about the future of community pharmacy (Community Pharmacy 2025).As part of…

    National | Forefront | Advocacy

  5. Prescription addiction in the spotlight

    7 February 2018

    Regardless of one’s views of the merits of the decision to upschedule over-the-counter, codeine-containing medicines, there can be little argument that the ensuing public debate has visibly increased the level of awareness of the serious problem of the misuse of…

    National | Forefront | Advocacy, Clinical

  6. Mental health awareness

    24 January 2018

    The Pharmacy Guild is a supporter of Loud Shirt Fairy Floss Friday, an event which aims to increase awareness of the disproportionately high rates of mental illness among healthcare professionals.

    National | Forefront | Advocacy

  7. Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten to speak at Guild dinner

    11 October 2017

    The Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, and the Leader of the Opposition, the Hon Bill Shorten MP, will be the keynote speakers at the Pharmacy Guild’s Annual Parliamentary Dinner at the Great Hall of Parliament House on 28…

    National | Forefront | Advocacy

  8. Value of pharmacist-delivered vaccinations

    11 October 2017

    The number of confirmed cases of the flu this season has now topped 199,500 according to the Immunisation Coalition, and this figure continues to rise as the season extends beyond its usual length.

    National | Forefront | Community Engagement, Advocacy

  9. Flu vax expansion needed

    27 September 2017

    The ongoing severe flu season has highlighted the need to extend the role of community pharmacies in protecting the community from this disease.

    National | Forefront | Community Engagement, Advocacy

  10. Codeine exception proposal

    27 September 2017

    The Pharmacy Guild and the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia are continuing their advocacy for the adoption of a common sense approach to ensure patients in need have access to medicines containing codeine.

    National | Forefront | Advocacy

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