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As the date for implementation of the Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) Act moves closer, the development of clinical practices around the law is underway. But what are the challenges involved? The Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) recently published a paper...
PSA’s Pharmacists in 2023 vision advocates the implementation of a ‘research culture’ in Australia. Here’s how members can pursue valuable research in their own practices. It’s there in Action 10 of the PSA’s just-released Pharmacists in 2023 roadmap of...
The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s (PSA) Pharmacists in 2023 report found that the inclusion of pharmacists in healthcare teams will ensure that medicines are used safely and appropriately. But a certain level of investment is required first. Action item three in...
The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s (PSA) two recently released reports, Pharmacists in 2023 and Medicine Safety: Take Care, both identify the need for medicine safety to be a National Health Priority Area (NHPA). But what action needs to be...
Pharmacists are the healthcare professionals best placed to address the crisis in medicine safety in Australia, and could contribute to cost savings of $1.4 billion per annum, said the Interim CEO of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA), Dr...
The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia's (PSA) Pharmacists in 2023 report indicates that empowering community pharmacists will help to prevent medicines misadventure.  This second action point in the report demonstrates how community pharmacists can play a greater role in patient care. 02  Enhance the...
Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has praised pharmacists’ role in saving lives through expanded vaccinations in community pharmacies, and undertaken to pressure states to expand the service. Mr Hunt was speaking at the opening plenary of the Australian Pharmacy Professional...
A range of apps enable pharmacists and patients to see and/or manage their medical information. As the benefits of My Health Record (MHR) become more widely known, its uptake and usage can be expected to grow. As pharmacists, we...
Changes to the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) now allow more people to access the Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) products available under the scheme for free. A new online course to support pharmacists in caring for people living with diabetes...
A major new PSA report, Pharmacists in 2023, reveals a roadmap for the changes needed to ensure the profession’s potential is realised – and improve health outcomes for all Australians. Here is an introduction to first action point. Pharmacists in...