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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. Women's Health Week

    7 August 2019

    The lack of time is a major barrier for women to try to maintain a healthy lifestyle, a survey by Jean Hailes for Women’s Health has found.

    National | Forefront

  2. CP2025: Constant review of products essential

    7 August 2019

    Every product on a pharmacy shelf has to justify itself and if it is not “moving”, it should be replaced.

    National | Forefront

  3. Small Business Fair Dismissal Code Review

    7 August 2019

    The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, has handed down a comprehensive review of the Small Business Fair Dismissal Code, recommending a suite of changes to help small business employers meet their obligations.

    National | Forefront

  4. Expansion of WA pharmacy vaccination services

    7 August 2019

    The WA Minister for Health Roger Cook has announced the expansion of the schedule of vaccines to be administered by community pharmacists in Western Australia.

    National | Forefront

  5. Cate Whalan - leading diversity challenge

    7 August 2019

    The journey from being a pharmacist in the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps to that of community pharmacy owner and Queensland Branch Committee member of the Pharmacy Guild has been one of challenges and achievements for Cate Whalan.

    National | Forefront

  6. Quality Care 2020

    7 August 2019

    The quality and safe use of medicines by Australian consumers has been declared a national priority by Health Minister Greg Hunt, and the Pharmacy Guild supports this declaration wholeheartedly.

    National | Forefront

  7. Over 160 pharmacies in Queensland are now dementia friendly

    5 August 2019

    Queenslanders living with dementia and their carers will now have access to specialised support from trained pharmacists and pharmacy assistants in 165 community pharmacies across the state.

    QLD | Branch News

  8. Pharmacist Immunisation Training

    31 July 2019

    The Pharmacy Guild Immunisation Course will provide pharmacist participants with the knowledge and skills to safely and competently provide vaccination within a community pharmacy as part of the Tasmanian Pharmacist-Administered Vaccination Program.

    TAS | Branch News | Training

  9. Meet our 2019 Pharmacy Assistant of the Year Finalist

    31 July 2019

    Congratulations to Pharmacy Assistant Suzanna Calder from PharmaSave Casuarina who has been chosen to represent the Northern Territory at the National Finals of the 2019 Pharmacy Guild of Australia / Maxigesic Pharmacy Assistant of the Year Award.

    NT | Branch News

  10. Be Medicinewise Week

    30 July 2019

    The annual Be Medicinewise Week is on again from 19 - 25 August, with this year’s campaign focusing on getting to know the language of medicines.

    SA | Branch News


Page last updated 30 January 2018