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COVID-19 has tested and challenged community pharmacies across the whole country, but none more so than those in regional, rural and remote areas.
The Seventh Community Pharmacy Agreement significantly increased funding for the Regional Pharmacy Maintenance Allowance, which will see another 400 pharmacies eligible for support - an increase of around 50 per cent in the number of pharmacies previously being supported. Regional, rural and remote pharmacies face unique challenges and opportunities.
Today, Forefront begins a series of profiles of these pharmacies which are so pivotal in our health system.
Community pharmacists have once again risen to the challenge, ensuring critical medicines get to patients during the recent floods in NSW and Queensland.
Close collaboration between members of the National Pharmaceutical Services Association (NPSA) and emergency services has seen essential medicines and pharmacy supplies delivered to towns and cities inundated by floods.
The National Council of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia has declared Professor Trent Twomey as the organisation’s next National President.
The Pharmacy Guild of Australia would like to acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health leaders for the way they have managed one of the most difficult and challenging years of our time.
As healthcare professionals, community pharmacists are all too aware of the devastating effects cardiac arrests have on patients and their families throughout Australia.
Australia’s first Indigenous pharmacist, Associate Professor Dr Faye McMillan, last week began her role as one of two new Deputy National Rural Health Commissioners who will play a key role in the Federal Government’s agenda to increase access to rural health services and address rural workforce shortages.
Addressing the shortages of essential supplies caused by the bushfires and COVID-19 was a challenge the pharmacists and staff at Cincotta Discount Pharmacy in Wagga Wagga, NSW, were committed to meet and overcome.
The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, NSW Branch, has announced the date for this year’s Pharmacy Connect has changed from August to 2-4 September 2021.
The Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s National President, George Tambassis, has announced that nominations for the popular Pharmacy Assistant of the Year Award (PATY) opened this week.
Australia reports approximately 1300 cases of tuberculosis a year and has a TB case notification rate of 5.5 cases per 100,000 population.
A medicines reconciliation toolkit to help pharmacists improve patient safety has been released by the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP).
Pharmacists, healthcare professionals and members of the public are being encouraged to use World Health Day on 7 April 2021, to join a new campaign to build a fairer, healthier world.