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The Government’s National Bowel Cancer Screening Program is a great program which aims to reduce the incidence of this disease.
The introduction of Active Ingredient Prescribing this week marks a major change in pharmacy practice.
The crucial role played by community pharmacists and their staff was highlighted during the Senate Select Committee on COVID-19 last week.
Improved patient access to healthcare through community pharmacies needs to be a health priority in the 2021-22 Federal Budget, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia says.
The introduction of electronic prescriptions continues to gather pace and it is expected that both models of electronic prescriptions - Token and Active Script List (ASL) - will be rolled out nationally in the coming months.
A large proportion of pharmacy schools and faculties do not offer digital health education or training, according to the findings of a survey by the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP).
Five pharmacists have been honoured in this year’s Australia Day Order of Australia Awards.
The 14th National Student Business Plan Competition is now underway – testing the flair and entrepreneurship of students preparing for a career in community pharmacy.
The Australian Pharmacy Professional Conference and Trade Exhibition (APP) organisers, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, have reminded potential attendees of the approaching deadline for discounted tickets to attend APP2021 (20-23 May, Gold Coast).
Life for most of us has always been busy and challenging. Then the pandemic hit, throwing our carefully structured daily routines into chaos and leaving us unsure of what the future holds… not knowing what ‘normal’ looks like anymore.
There are two significant changes coming this year which will affect community pharmacies and their patients.
Australia’s 5,800 community pharmacies are set to play a vital role in the vaccination of the Australian population against COVID-19.
For the Bush Chemist in Tumut, NSW, 2020 threw up challenges which stretched its resources but also highlighted how committed everyone involved in the pharmacy was to ensuring the community it served continued to get access to medicines and services, regardless of the hardships involved.
Economist Saul Eslake will address the Tasmanian Pharmacy Conference, being held on 20 and 21 February in Hobart, on the subject of The economy in a post COVID-19 world.
Exhibitors and delegates attending APP2021 on the Gold Coast this year and who spend a minimum of $20,000, will be eligible for a 50 per cent rebate through Austrade’s $50 million Business Events Grants program to support the post-COVID economic recovery of the business events sector.
The Pharmacy Guild and many community pharmacists recognise the role of carers as integral to Australia's health system. Community pharmacists and staff are a huge support for carers, helping them to manage their own health and wellbeing on top of caring for a loved one.
Each year on 4 February, World Cancer Day helps communities and individuals across the world show support for cancer sufferers and raise the profile of cancer in a positive and inspiring way.