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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.
For many of us, the summer break is a chance to relax and recharge our batteries after what has arguably been the most challenging year many of us have faced.
The National President of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, George Tambassis, has been accorded the organisation’s highest honour by being made a life member of the Guild.
Community pharmacists have risen to the challenges of 2020 and served their patients and communities better than ever before says one who should know - former Pharmacy of the Year proprietor Samantha Kourtis.
The digital era is radically changing how technology is used, and new technologies are set to have major impacts on how people live and work.
The latest report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare released last week has found 4.9 per cent of Australians had diabetes in 2017–18.
Mangoes, mouthwash, hot baths and camel urine are among the various items people around the world have used to treat or prevent COVID-19, according to internet searches by a Massachusetts-based pharmacist.
The Tasmanian Branch of the Pharmacy Guild has announced that internationally renowned Infectious Diseases Specialist and Clinical Professor, Katie Flanagan, will present a key session at the Tasmanian Pharmacy Conference, being held in Hobart 20-21 February 2021.
Pharmacies which are National Diabetes Services Scheme access points will soon receive special signage to alert patients that the services are available at the pharmacy.
The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has been appointed a permanent member of the Federal Government’s Rural Health Stakeholder Roundtable.