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Kiama – on the NSW South Coast – has welcomed Australia’s first fully-branded Health Destination Pharmacy. Servicing a population of around 22,000 people, the Kiama Health Destination Pharmacy – located in the heart of town – has generated strong interest...
The Federal Government needs to create a Commonwealth Chief Pharmacist role and urgently develop a discussion paper to address rural pharmacy quality, access and distribution, according to PSA’s submission to the National Rural Health Commissioner. Rural and remote pharmacists are...
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...
An English project looking to reduce medicines wastage across community pharmacy, care homes and general practice has produced savings representing a return of nearly £4.28 on every £1 spent on its development.1   ‘Community pharmacy teams are in the unique...
Recent research could increase the involvement of pharmacists in the creation of effective medication management plans for elderly patients. The project is based on a 2016 study conducted by Professor Luke Bereznicki, Pharmacist from the College of Health and Medicine...
The new Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights has a strong focus on the partnership between healthcare professionals and patients to improve health outcomes. With an existing focus on patient-centred care, pharmacy is already on the right track to fulfil...
Experts are urging allergic rhinitis (hay fever) sufferers to seek the help of pharmacists, following a recent poll showing hay fever to be the most common allergic disorder in Australia; causing more than a simple case of the sniffles,...
How can I improve work­flow in my community pharmacy? In improving work­flow within your community pharmacy, it is essential that you get our pharmacy team involved from the beginning, as more often than not, any changes you make to the...
The first PBS-listed treatment for active non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis will be available immediately to some patients, after the Federal Government negotiated a compassionate access scheme. Simponi (golimumab) will be available on the PBS from December, to patients with the debilitating...
Deirdre Criddle FPS is a complex care coordinator pharmacist at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in WA, and also a senior pharmacist steering professional services and development. It keeps her busy – and inspired. Can you tell us what your complex...