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The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has heard clear calls for pharmacists, as a priority, to spend more time on the ground in residential aged care. Hearing from dozens of witnesses and receiving hundreds of submissions,...
It is difficult to overstate the importance of the present and potential future role of the pharmacist in the day-to-day health care of most Australians. Surveys of consumer patterns in utilising the health system, including those conducted by the...
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The new normal

A new PSA report describes the digital future of Australian health care, a ‘new normal’ with pharmacists front and centre, equipped with more information to better inform clinical decisions and provide safer care for patients.  Australia’s health system is...
In its landmark Medicine Safety: Take Care report, PSA identified the frightening cost of medicine misadventure in Australia. With medicines safety a central theme at this month’s PSA19 annual conference, meet seven pharmacists whose pioneering work is providing a...
Any evidence-based vision of an efficient, patient-centred primary healthcare system places pharmacists in essential roles front and centre. The future of global health care rests in patient and public-centred services delivered by multidisciplinary collaborative healthcare teams whose goal is...
The healthcare needs of Australians are shifting – which means pharmacists’ training has to adapt to keep pace. The good news? It’s happening. The pressing healthcare challenges of our time are clear. Australia’s population is ageing. Lifestyle and chronic...
Tara Hehir MPS works as a locum pharmacist and an International Pharmacy Federation representative. This means different roles, such as IVF dosing and aged care, and plenty of travel. Describe your work as a locum. I’ve been doing it for...
As the Early Career Pharmacist Director on PSA’s Board, Lauren Burton MPS is committed to supporting young leaders and seeing the future of pharmacy flourish. Watch this space. How did your pharmacy journey begin? I began my career as a casual...
One in six Australians receive a mental health-related prescription each year.1 Almost half the population is set to experience a mental health condition in their lifetime.2 Pharmacists play a vital role in alleviating their burden. How to help a...
Nations around the globe used to look to Australia for examples of bold and innovative pharmacy funding projects. But many of our overseas peers are now streaking ahead. Australia is lagging. In the past decade, countries such as Canada,...