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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,...
The implementation of a Minor Ailments Scheme (MAS) has major support in Australian pharmacy. Here’s why it’s needed – and how it’s going to work. Minor Ailments Schemes (MAS) involve pharmacists treating and referring patients who present with common...
Victoria has begun rolling out its SafeScript real-time prescription monitoring program, prompting many to ask: When will pharmacists see a national system? Wading through the harrowing details of many thousands of prescription-drug related deaths, Australian coroners have been calling for...
Patients rely on pharmacists and prescribers having mutual respect for one another, while maintaining their independence. We take a look at striking the right balance. Ian John Gilbert, 77, had a psoriasis flare-up. He visited his GP, got a script...
With medication issues the top cause of complaints in aged care homes (ACH), we examine attitudes towards the current services, and canvass possibilities for more effective models of care delivery. In the summer of 2016, Bob Spriggs was given 10...