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Before entering into a partnership, it is important for all partners to carefully consider the commercial, legal and business succession issues which inevitably flow from entering into a legally binding partnership, and address those issues in an agreed form,...
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...
As trusted custodians of personal health information, pharmacists need to be transparent and detailed on exactly how they keep customers’ data confidential and secure. A regular patient walks into their local Sydney pharmacy and asks to pick up her husband's...
Greater support for GP pharmacists, funds for high-cost medicine reduction and $1 billion for new PBS spending have emerged as the high points of the Federal Budget. PSA National President Shane Jackson welcomed a Workforce Incentive Program that will see...
Health Minister Greg Hunt hints at no major shake-up, but trade-offs will be made. Attempting to allay fears of a major pharmacy sector shake-up, the Federal Health Minister has said he will take a 'conservative' approach to some of the...
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...
It's been described as a 'game changer' for pharmacists and now there's a practical guide to unlocking the potential of My Health Record. PSA's new guidelines unpack exactly how and when pharmacists can make meaningful clinical use of the records...
Changes in Australian mandatory reporting laws will remove barriers to mental health treatment for health professionals. Australian federal, state and territory health ministers at April’s COAG Health Council meeting, voted unanimously to remove barriers stopping registered health professionals getting treatment...
If a pandemic or disaster struck in your community, would your pharmacy know how to properly assist? That's the issue PhD candidate Elizabeth McCourt is addressing in her issues brief 'Improving pharmacist involvement in pandemic influenza planning and response in...
In February, the Federal Government substantially increased responsibilities around personal data for businesses who handle it, with healthcare providers given particular focus. So what does the new privacy regime mean on the ground? As a pharmacy owner in 2018, you’ve...