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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. Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

    29 May 2019

    June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, an annual event aimed at raising awareness about Australia’s second deadliest cancer, which claims the lives of 103 Australians every week.

    National | Forefront | Community Engagement

  2. Dementia friendly pharmacies

    29 May 2019

    The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Queensland Branch has acquired funding as part of the Queensland Government’s Advancing Queensland: An Age-Friendly Community Grants Program to enable pharmacies to become dementia friendly.

    National | Forefront | Community Engagement, Innovation

  3. Plea to vaccinate against pneumococcal pneumonia

    29 May 2019

    Statistics show that one in 10 Australians aged over 65 years who are hospitalised with pneumonia die from the “killer lung infection”, according to the Lung Foundation of Australia.

    National | Forefront | Community Engagement

  4. Need for greater access to flu vaccinations

    29 May 2019

    The current flu season has highlighted the urgency of giving consumers greater access to flu vaccinations through community pharmacies. With the death toll this year now standing at more than 100, and with some 59,000 laboratory confirmed cases of the…

    National | Forefront | Community Engagement, Advocacy

  5. Palliative Care: “What Matters Most?’

    15 May 2019

    National Palliative Care Week, being held from 19-25 May, this year focuses on “What matters most?”, a theme which addresses the need for Australians to plan ahead for their end-of-life care and discuss it with their loved ones and health…

    National | Forefront | Community Engagement

  6. TWCM Rosny Park wins CP2025 competition

    15 May 2019

    Congratulations to our CP2025 competition entrant TerryWhite Chemmart Rosny Park, Tasmania, which have won a $2000 transformation package for their pharmacy.

    National | Forefront | Community Engagement, Innovation

  7. Privacy Awareness Week

    15 May 2019

    Privacy Awareness Week, an annual event highlighting the importance of protecting personal information and to assist organisations to navigate the privacy landscape, runs until 18 May 2019.

    National | Forefront | Community Engagement

  8. Highlighting men’s health

    15 May 2019

    International Men's Health Week, being held from 10-16 June, is an annual event committed to highlighting men's health and what it means to be healthy.

    National | Forefront | Community Engagement

  9. New award for Most Outstanding Community Pharmacist

    1 May 2019

    A new award for the Most Outstanding Community Pharmacist has been announced by the Australian Patients Association (APA).

    National | Forefront | Community Engagement, Leadership

  10. Boost for Make-A-Wish

    1 May 2019

    National pharmacy network Blooms The Chemist has raised more than $500,000 in two years for Make-A-Wish Australia, the charity helping grant wishes to seriously ill children.

    National | Forefront | Community Engagement

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