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||Quality Care Pharmacy Program||The Pharmacy Guild||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|
|856||Griffith University||Griffith University||1 December 2017 - 1 January 2018||Online||National||Clozapine - facts and motivation for dispensing|
|857||James Cook University||James Cook University||1 March 2018 - 31 December 2018||Postal Survey and Focus Groups||National||Ascertain the knowledge, attitudes and practices of Australian pharmacists towards pharmaceutical public health.|
|858||University of Canberra||University of Canberra||15 March 2018 - 31 December 2018||Online||National||To determine existing LALS management by pharmacists in Australia|
|859||University of Canberra||University of Canberra||23 January 2018 - 31 December 2018||Online||National||Investigate the current implementation and utilisation of the MedsCheck programs|
|860||Curtin University||Curtin University||1 April 2018 - 30 June 2018||Online||National||To investigate the social practices associated with men's use of performance and image enhancing drugs (PIEDs) in Australia|
|861||Palliative Care Australia||Palliative Care Australia||3 May 2018 - 26 May 2018||Online||National||To identify Pharmacist's experience and thoughts on their role in caring for palliative care patients in the community|
In support of our goals, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia can facilitate access to our members and their employees through our significant database of pharmacy owners, pharmacists, and pharmacy assistants. By informing and working with us, Guild members can be assured that we have reviewed the survey, and any benefits to themselves and to industry.
Access to Guild members can be facilitated by the Guild via branch 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.