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.
The following is a summary of the Ratings used by the Guild.
Guild initiated surveys
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||Survey Rating||Period of Approval||Method||Geographical Areas||Purpose|
|855||Orima Research||The Pharmacy Guild of Australia||AAA||1 November - TBC||Focus groups and online surveys||National||Community Pharmacy 2025|
|587||The Nielsen Company||Gold Cross Products & Services||AAA||Ongoing||Online||National||Your Pharmacy Matters (endorsed by Gold Cross Products and Services)|
|833||Quality Care Pharmacy Program||The Pharmacy Guild of Australia||AAA||Ongoing||National||Evaluate satisfaction with the customer experience index|
|857||James Cook University||James Cook University||A1||1 March - 31 December 2018||Postal Survey and Focus Groups||National||Ascertain the knowledge, attitudes and practices of Australian pharmacists towards pharmaceutical public health.|