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Patients, community pharmacies and prescribers across the country today are faced with the ever-changing complexity of the PBS with more specialised and high-cost medicines being listed with complex restrictions determining subsidisation. Prescribers and pharmacists are having to adapt work practices and operations to ensure patients continue to receive the subsidised medicines they need while avoiding any unintended non-compliance.
The 2021 Intergenerational Report (IGR) presents a sobering long-term economic and fiscal outlook facing Australia as we try to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic, the National President of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Trent Twomey, says.
If there is any positive to come out of the pandemic, it’s that it has highlighted the extent to which community pharmacies can help their communities.
The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has congratulated the new President and Board of the National Australian Pharmacy Students’ Association (NAPSA) after their election for the 2021-22 term.
This year’s Australian Patients Association’s Most Outstanding Community Pharmacist award has gone to NSW community pharmacist Josh Lee.
Pharmacy assistants wanting to nominate themselves for this year’s Pharmacy Guild of Australia/Maxigesic Pharmacy Assistant of the Year (PATY) Award still have two days to do so.
The opportunity to register for Pharmacy Connect and save on the full registration fee is available until the end of this month.
The World Pharmacy Council has announced that Doug Hoey, Chief Executive Officer of the National Community Pharmacy Association of the United States, has been elected as its new president.
The celebration of National Reconciliation Week has been a very opportune time for me, the Guild, and our members to take a step back and reflect on our relationship with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
The first COVID-19 vaccination delivered through a community pharmacy in Australia has been administered at Boonah Pharmacy in Queensland.
A feature of isolated pharmacies is that for many people they are the first place they visit for their healthcare needs.
The international pharmacy profession is committed to being part of the solution to antimicrobial resistance, ministers at the digital 74th World Health Assembly have been told.
The Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s COVID-Safe Australian Pharmacy Professional Conference (APP2021) was a huge success, with the conference attracting close to 5,200 attendees.
Bowel Cancer Awareness Month in June aims to raise awareness of Australia's second deadliest cancer, which claims the lives of 103 Australians every week, or 5,336 people a year.
Pharmacists are reminded of the availability of the Federal Government’s Free Interpreting Service which aims to provide equitable access to key services for people with limited or no English language proficiency.
The search for the Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s next Pharmacy of the Year is now underway, with nominations opening today for the 2022 awards.
A campaign promoting the installation of incontinence bins in male public toilet facilities is a focus of this year’s World Continence Week being held from 21-27 June.