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Forefront is a fortnightly e-newsletter from the Pharmacy Guild of Australia.

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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.

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  1. Pharmacy Assistant of the Year announced

    16 October 2019

    Brianne Lowe from HealthSAVE Pharmacy Charlestown in NSW has been announced as the 2019 Pharmacy Guild of Australia/ Maxigesic Pharmacy Assistant of the Year.

    National | Forefront

  2. GuildEd reports surge in assessments

    16 October 2019

    GuildEd has had a bumper CPD year with an increase of 20,000 assessments completed on the platform compared to the last CPD year.

    National | Forefront

  3. Victoria lowers flu immunisation age

    16 October 2019

    National harmonisation of flu vaccination delivery though community pharmacies moved a step closer with the Victorian Government announcing the lowering of age limits to 10 for children to receive the vaccination.

    National | Forefront

  4. Pharmacists offer solutions to aged care challenges

    16 October 2019

    Community pharmacists play a pivotal role in providing services and medicines to the growing ageing population and this close association gives pharmacists an insight into the workings of the aged care system, and the areas which can be improved.

    National | Forefront

  5. Pathway to autonomous pharmacist prescribing

    16 October 2019

    The Pharmacy Board of Australia has outlined a clear pathway and process to advance autonomous pharmacist prescribing, a move which will have clear benefits for patients across the country.

    National | Forefront

  6. World Arthritis Day

    2 October 2019

    World Arthritis Day is an annual international awareness day held on October 12 which aims to spread information about joint disorders that are collectively known as arthritis.

    National | Forefront

  7. Chronic Pain MedsCheck Trial extension

    2 October 2019

    The patient recruitment period for the Chronic Pain MedsCheck Trial has been extended to 30 November 2019, with patient follow up services to be completed 3 months later by 29 February 2020.

    National | Forefront

  8. Patients would save if pharmacists could do more

    2 October 2019

    The latest AIHW Health Expenditure Australia 2017-18 Report highlights that pharmacists could play a greater role in easing some of the pressure on Australia’s health system.

    National | Forefront

  9. The PBS - delivering value for consumers and taxpayers

    2 October 2019

    There’s been some very good news this week for consumers and taxpayers with significant new listings on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme making some high-cost life-saving medicines affordable for all.

    National | Forefront

  10. Giving time for carers

    2 October 2019

    Encouraging people to give time to support someone they know who is helping as an unpaid carer is the theme behind the Time Counts campaign which is being launched to coincide with National Carers Week being held form 13-19 October.

    National | Forefront

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