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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...
Australia’s healthcare system is strained but there is immense scope for the role of pharmacists to address the sector’s future burdens. At a time of great strain in Australia’s healthcare system, PSA recognises the opportunity of pharmacists to assist, along...
Greater funding is needed to unite the pharmacy profession with other healthcare professionals. This was the powerful message that came out of PSA’s NSW/ACT Annual Therapeutic Update (ATU), held on 22-24 March in the Hunter Valley. The ATU conference drew...
Stoking a turf war between GPs and pharmacists will harm patient care, PSA National President Dr Shane Jackson has warned. On Monday, the RACGP urged the public to avoid community pharmacy-run health checks, which RACGP Victoria chair Cameron Loy said...
Pharmacists have been recommended to access Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items to manage medicines for patients who require complex care. The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) said that the move will help ensure that medicines are used safely and effectively. A...
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...
Realising the full potential of pharmacists requires a reimagining of how the profession fits into the wider healthcare model, and PSA wants to harness the imagination of its members in this vision. Overwhelming feedback from our members and the wider...
Responsibility for providing the highest level of patient care and safety as possible rests with no single healthcare provider. The best results will always come from collaboration. In August, I hosted a summit with representatives of medical and pharmacy organisations,...
Federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt has committed to PSA being a signatory of the Seventh Community Pharmacy Agreement (7CPA), due for commencement in 2020. Mr Hunt, attending the launch of the PSA’s Pharmacists in 2023 report at Parliament House...
Pharmacists are being encouraged to look at the potential benefits digital technology will bring to the profession in the coming years. Professor Libby Roughead, from UniSA’s School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, has been appointed to lead the newly announced...