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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. My Health Record education module

    27 June 2018

    The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has released the third module in its series of resources to facilitate pharmacists’ use of the My Health Record system.

    National | Forefront | Training

  2. PBS and MBS education available

    21 February 2018

    Education resources for health professionals covering the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS), the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and other subjects have been made available by the Department of Human Services.

    National | Forefront | Training, Clinical

  3. Gastro-oesophageal reflux refresher

    21 February 2018

    Heartburn is a common reason why patients will seek advice from a pharmacy with approximately 15-20 per cent of adults experiencing heartburn at least once a week.

    National | Forefront | Training

  4. Pharmacists’ role highlighted

    7 February 2018

    The important role that community pharmacists play in providing advice about medicines has been underscored in a decision this week by the Therapeutic Goods Administration.The TGA was responding to an application to remove restrictions on the sale of clotrimazole for…

    National | Forefront | Clinical

  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. Challenges of a zero growth PBS

    24 January 2018

    Two sets of recently released PBS figures highlight the size of the challenge faced by community pharmacies around Australia.

    National | Forefront | Clinical

  7. MedsASSIST shutdown

    24 January 2018

    MedsASSIST, the Guild’s real time recording system to help reduce the misuse of over-the-counter combination analgesic medicines containing codeine, will be discontinued nationally from the night of 31 January 2018.

    National | Forefront | Clinical

  8. My Health Record training

    24 January 2018

    My Health Record on line training modules for pharmacists are now available. In addition, live webinars will be held on Thursday February 1 and Thursday February 8.

    National | Forefront | Training

  9. CPD email clarification

    24 January 2018

    Some members may have received an email which could be confused as coming from the Guild.

    National | Forefront | Training

  10. Communication in pain management

    24 January 2018

    The Pharmacy Guild of Australia and the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia have released the final module to assist pharmacists and pharmacy assistants in preparing for the rescheduling of codeine on 1 February.

    National | Forefront | Training

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