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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.

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  1. 2019 – a year of change, choice and opportunity for community pharmacy

    23 January 2019

    The National Australia Bank sees community pharmacies increasingly transforming into health hubs which build on the trust and respect they have as community health practitioners.

    National | Forefront | Business Administration, Infrastructure

  2. Community pharmacy pivotal in flu vax record

    12 December 2018

    Community pharmacies across Australia played a significant role in this year’s successful vaccination program which has helped to deliver the lowest rates of influenza since 2013.

    National | Forefront | Advocacy, Clinical

  3. National approach to pharmacist-administered vaccination

    17 October 2018

    Australia’s failure since Federation to achieve a standard rail gauge is often cited as a source of mirth – how could the colonial leaders have got it so wrong; why didn’t commonsense prevail? And then along came pharmacist-administered vaccinations where…

    National | Forefront | Leadership, Clinical

  4. Vaccinations help dramatic cut in flu cases

    5 September 2018

    The latest national influenza data reflects the major impact arising from the committed effort the community pharmacy sector has put into raising vaccination rates across Australia.

    National | Forefront | Advocacy, Clinical

  5. Chronic Pain MedsCheck trial

    5 September 2018

    The Pharmacy Guild has called for expressions of interest from pharmacies wanting to take part in the Chronic Pain MedsCheck Trial.

    National | Forefront | Leadership, Clinical

  6. Busting asthma myths

    5 September 2018

    This week is national asthma week with the theme of Busting asthma myths – Get the facts.

    National | Forefront | Community Engagement, Clinical

  7. Consumers support expanded pharmacy vaccinations

    22 August 2018

    A survey of more than 1000 Australian adults has found overwhelming support for pharmacists being allowed to administer a full range of vaccines.

    National | Forefront | Advocacy, Clinical

  8. Atrial fibrillation guidelines

    8 August 2018

    Australia’s first guidelines for the diagnosis and management of adult patients with atrial fibrillation hope to have a major impact on the condition that causes a third of all strokes in Australia.

    National | Forefront | Leadership, Clinical

  9. PBS and MBS education available

    21 February 2018

    Education resources for health professionals covering the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS), the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and other subjects have been made available by the Department of Human Services.

    National | Forefront | Training, Clinical

  10. Pharmacists’ role highlighted

    7 February 2018

    The important role that community pharmacists play in providing advice about medicines has been underscored in a decision this week by the Therapeutic Goods Administration.The TGA was responding to an application to remove restrictions on the sale of clotrimazole for…

    National | Forefront | Clinical

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