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Emergency department (ED) presentations for non-urgent care can be lessened through improved healthcare services in the community, a new report has found. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report sought to understand who uses emergency services and for what...
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...
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...
PSA’s Offshore Refresher Conference this year took members to Europe. ECP Sinead Stone MPS went along, courtesy of a grant from Bayer. It was clear from the start that this year’s PSA Offshore Refresher, hosted in Montreux in Switzerland...
While urban and rural community pharmacy practice are frequently compared, is there a reliable evidence base around these differences? There is a difference in health status between rural and urban populations. Those that live in rural areas typically experience more...
It’s no longer plain sailing in Australian community pharmacy. Bruce Annabel helps navigate in this, the fourth instalment of our Future Health series. Most have heard the saying, ‘You cannot direct the wind, but you can adjust the sails.’...
Methaqualone was one of the most abused prescription drugs worldwide during the 1970s. Thankfully, the world woke up to its destructive capacity. Methaqualone was first synthesised in India in 1951, where it was originally formulated as an anti-malarial drug. As...
Better remuneration and career support are key to the future of pharmacists’ roles. The pharmacy profession provides a much broader range of health services than in the past, including supporting population health initiatives, and growing roles in health prevention,...
Another Australian state has expanded the scope of pharmacist-administered vaccinations this month, meaning pharmacists can help to protect the community against more infectious diseases like meningococcal. Since 1 August, pharmacists in Western Australia (WA) can now administer additional vaccines to...
While increased pharmacist remuneration is tied to the development of services, what do these enhanced roles look like across different pharmacy sectors? PSA’s new report, Pharmacists in 2023: Roles and Remuneration provides a pathway for increased pharmacist remuneration through enhanced...