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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. Ban on excessive card surcharges

    5 July 2017

    Small businesses will be affected by changes to come into force on 1 September 2017 which limit the amount customers can be charged when they choose to pay using their card. Meanwhile, from 1 July 2017 the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) under the Payment Systems (Regulation) Act 1998, is changing the way Australian Banks are able to charge merchant fees.

    National | Forefront | Business Administration

  2. Changes to 6CPA programs finalised

    5 July 2017

    The Pharmacy Guild and the Department of Health have reached agreement on final changes to 6CPA programs agreed to in the Pharmacy Compact.

    National | Forefront | Business Administration, Advocacy

  3. Pharmacy Review Interim Report imminent

    21 June 2017

    The imminent release of the Interim Report of the Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation Review makes it timely for the Guild to reiterate its position on this major review of community pharmacy.

    National | Forefront | Business Administration, Guild Corporate

  4. Community pharmacy program changes

    21 June 2017

    Following announcement in May of the Pharmacy Compact agreed to between the Federal Government and the Pharmacy Guild, details were provided this week of how the funds will be allocated.

    National | Forefront | Business Administration

  5. Guild Digest shows impact of 6CPA

    21 June 2017

    The release of the 2017 Guild Digest has shown the impact of the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement (6CPA) on the operating landscape of community pharmacy.

    National | Forefront | Business Administration

  6. QCPP unveils major update

    7 June 2017

    Community pharmacy’s Quality Care Pharmacy Program has been updated and revised to meet the changing business and practice environment of community pharmacies.

    National | Forefront | Business Administration, Infrastructure, Clinical

  7. Effective data governance

    24 May 2017

    The implementation of an effective data strategy takes technical skills as well as a work plan and a clear set of actions outlining how the organisation will use its data strategy to meet its objectives.

    National | Forefront | Business Administration, Infrastructure

  8. Small business tax benefit extended

    9 May 2017

    Tonight’s Budget has confirmed that the Government will extend the $20,000 instant asset write-off for small businesses for a further 12 months to 30 June 2018.

    National | Forefront | Capability, Business Administration, Advocacy

  9. Responsible advertising in healthcare

    26 April 2017

    The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and National Boards have released their new Advertising Compliance and Enforcement Strategy.

    National | Forefront | Business Administration, Community Engagement

  10. Tools to help transform pharmacy businesses

    26 April 2017

    The changing business and health environments in which we operate mean community pharmacies need to evolve so they remain viable and sustainable, and continue to meet the growing expectations of their patients.

    National | Forefront | Capability, Business Administration, Innovation


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