The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has in place a vetting process for proposed industry surveys and studies which involve community pharmacists and pharmacy staff. Many field research operators may seek to collect and use information for purposes not necessarily in the interest of those surveyed. It is therefore desirable that the credentials and objectives of the researchers be clearly ascertained beforehand. The Guild can do this more readily than individual members.
Each survey is approved for a limited time-frame – most for one month. In the case of long-standing/periodic surveys, approval is reviewed annually.
For more information, please email Guild.Nat@guild.org.au
If members require clarification on any surveys, questionnaires conducted by companies, individuals or market research groups, they are encouraged to contact the National Secretariat of the Guild or the State and Territory Branches before participating.
|Survey Approval Number||Conducted By||Conducted For||Period of Approval||Method||Geographical Areas||Purpose|
|587||The Nielsen Company||Gold Cross Products & Services||Ongoing||Online||National||Your Pharmacy Matters (endorsed by Gold Cross Products and Services).|
|833||The Pharmacy Guild of Australia||The Pharmacy Guild of Australia||Ongoing||National||Evaluate satisfaction with the customer experience index.|
|855||Orima Research||The Pharmacy Guild||1 November 2017 - TBC||Focus groups and online surveys||National||Community Pharmacy 2025.|
|867||Monash University||Monash University||1 February 2019 - 31 March 2019||Online||National||To gain knowledge, attitude and practices of general practitioners and community pharmacies towards antimicrobial stewardship in Australia.|
|868||University of Tasmania||University of Tasmania||18 February - 30 June 2019||Online||National||To determine the views of pharmacists on indication-enriched dispensing labels and the factors that affect label enrichment.|
Access to Guild members can be facilitated by the Guild via our branches and their newsletters to members and social media channels with the strength and credibility of our brand. Working with the Guild provides mutual benefit as our members trust us to work in their best interests, which expands the potential survey pool for well conducted research.