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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. Pharmacy of the Year category winners

    5 March 2019

    The high standard of entries among finalists in this year’s Guild Pharmacy of the Year competition has resulted in judges naming four community pharmacies as category winners.

    National | Forefront

  2. Right time to cut PBS payments

    5 March 2019

    The recent Ipsos Issues Monitor survey has confirmed the time is right for action to address voters’ concerns about health and the cost-of-living.

    National | Forefront

  3. Emergency supply of medicines

    5 March 2019

    Current arrangements for the supply of medicines by a pharmacist in an emergency and in the absence of a valid prescription allow supply of a very limited amount of medicine (generally only three days’ worth) to a patient as a…

    National | Forefront

  4. Lung action plan

    5 March 2019

    A National Strategic Action Plan for Lung Conditions has been launched which provides a detailed, person-centred roadmap for addressing chronic lung conditions facing Australians.

    National | Forefront

  5. A parting observation

    5 March 2019

    This is my last Forefront column as I have announced that I am retiring from the Guild. It has been a privilege to share my thoughts with you each fortnight and to welcome occasional guest columnists from within and outside…

    National | Forefront

  6. National Palliative Care strategy updated

    5 March 2019

    The Federal Government has released its updated National Palliative Care Strategy which identifies six guiding principles as being fundamental to ensure that all people experience the palliative care they need.

    National | Forefront

  7. 9 out of 10 Australians to have a My Health Record

    20 February 2019

    The Australian Digital Health Agency has today announced that 9 out 10 Australians will have a My Health Record following the conclusion of the opt-out period.

    National | Forefront

  8. Rethink on asthma called for

    20 February 2019

    A rethink of asthma management practices has been called for in a new discussion paper released this week by the National Asthma Council Australia.

    National | Forefront

  9. How old is your heart?

    20 February 2019

    The Heart Foundation has launched a ‘Heart Age Calculator’ to help people understand their risk of having a heart attack or stroke by comparing their ‘heart age’ to their actual age.

    National | Forefront

  10. Anxiety: Rethinking the options

    20 February 2019

    Anxiety is the most common mental health problem reported in Australia, affecting some 14 per cent of the population aged 16–85 years.

    National | Forefront

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