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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. Guild provides suicide prevention education and training to regional pharmacies and communities

    12 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.

    QLD | Media Release | Training, Community Engagement

  2. QLD Guild appoints new Branch Director

    11 November 2019

    The Queensland Branch of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia has appointed Mr Gerard Benedet as its new Branch Director.

    National, QLD | Media Release | Guild Corporate, Advocacy

  3. Neglect of the aged must be addressed

    1 November 2019

    The shocking findings contained in the Interim Report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety should prompt a fundamental overhaul of the aged care system in Australia.

    National | Media Release

  4. 2019 worst flu season on record

    31 October 2019

    As the 2019 influenza season comes to an end, new figures highlight it has been the worst on record.

    National | Media Release

  5. Pharmacy of the Year 2020 finalists announced

    30 October 2019

    The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has announced the five community pharmacies that are finalists in the 2020 Pharmacy of the Year competition.

    National | Media Release

  6. TGA assessed claims

    30 October 2019

    You may have seen the symbol “TGA assessed” or statement “Evidence for the approved indications has been assessed by the TGA”.

    National | Forefront

  7. Windows upgrade needed

    30 October 2019

    Pharmacy proprietors and managers are reminded that from 14 January 2020 Windows 7 will no longer be supported.

    National | Forefront

  8. Central location to advertise jobs

    30 October 2019

    The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has launched a central location for community pharmacies across Australia to advertise jobs.

    National | Forefront

  9. Research supports greater role for pharmacists

    30 October 2019

    Researchers from the Graduate School of Health UTS, in collaboration with Western Sydney Primary Health Network, have for the first time in Australia evaluated a consultation service for community pharmacists to triage, manage and appropriately refer patients to general practitioners…

    National | Forefront

  10. Support for community pharmacists' role in mental health

    30 October 2019

    The important role of community pharmacists in mental healthcare has been recognised by the NSW Government through new funding to train pharmacists in regional areas to identify and assist patients with mental health issues.

    National | Forefront


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