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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. Red Cross blood service rebranded as Lifeblood

    27 November 2019

    The Australian Red Cross Blood Service has been rebranded as Australian Red Cross Lifeblood.

    National | Forefront

  2. My Health Record audit report

    27 November 2019

    The report of an audit My Health Record has found its implementation has been largely effective, and that implementation planning, governance and communication were appropriate.

    National | Forefront

  3. SA vax extension plan welcomed

    27 November 2019

    The Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s South Australian Branch has expressed full support for the proposed extension of pharmacist vaccination to include administering flu vaccines for children from the age of 10.

    National | Forefront

  4. Guild suicide prevention education and training

    27 November 2019

    The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Queensland Branch has received funding from the Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast Primary Health Network (PHN), to conduct early suicide prevention training to both community pharmacy staff and members of the public.

    National | Forefront

  5. Asthma alert

    27 November 2019

    The National Asthma Council Australia has issued a warning of potential serious asthma and hay fever episodes resulting from the poor air quality being experienced in many areas.

    National | Forefront

  6. Aged care boost welcome

    27 November 2019

    The additional aged care funding package announced this week puts a spotlight on the vital role of community pharmacists in reviewing the medication of patients in residential aged care.

    National | Forefront

  7. Member-proprietor only

    Bushfires put pressure on pharmacies and staff

    22 November 2019

    The ongoing bushfire emergencies across many parts of Australia are putting pharmacies and their staff under significant pressures.

    National | A Message From President

  8. Member-pharmacy only

    Anthony Desk 18 Nov 2019

    18 November 2019

    We are excited to introduce fortnightly video messages from our Branch President, Anthony Tassone providing a quick update to members. The first update in the series is available now to watch online. For any specific questions or comments please feel…

    National, VIC | Branch News

  9. Member-proprietor only

    Electronic Prescriptions Project

    14 November 2019

    The Government’s Electronic Prescribing Project (EPP) (or ePrescriptions project) reached its first milestone on 31 October with the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) publishing the technical framework for the new system, co-designed with industry stakeholders including the Guild and software…

    QLD | Branch News

  10. Member-proprietor only

    PBS and Pharmacy Compliance

    14 November 2019

    The Guild does not support or tolerate fraudulent activity by any PBS approved pharmacist. We do however recognise that unintentional errors can occur, particularly as the complexity of the PBS increases, so it is important that members avoid being caught…

    QLD | Branch News


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