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To opt out or not to opt out: what role does a pharmacist have in helping patients make informed decisions about My Health Record? The commencement of the national My Health Record opt-out period has spurred relentless media attention. While...
Following distressing reports of inappropriate medicine use in aged care homes, PSA National President Dr Shane Jackson has welcomed a royal commission into the aged care sector. Announced earlier this week following revelations of poor treatment of older people in...
Geraldine Moses FPS wears many hats. She’s a hospital-based drug information consultant and clinical pharmacist, and provider of the Australian Dental Association’s (ADA) national drug information advisory service, Pharma-Advice. Dr Moses is also an adjunct associate professor at the University...
PSA has called for transformational change in the pharmacy profession within five years. So what could that future state look like? ‘By 2023, pharmacists within the health system will be more highly valued and their role optimised. They will be...
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,...
Pharmacists have until the end of September to finalise their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) plan for the year. Here’s how you can use it to advance your career. Amid long shifts and hectic workdays, it’s easy to sometimes view CPD...
New legislation passed on Monday night introduces mandatory reporting of shortages of all prescription medicines as well as other medicines deemed vital for public health. A medicine will be deemed to be in shortage if there is not enough, or...
Thalidomide’s period of use may have been short but its ramifications have lasted decades, both for people who suffer deformities from its effects and how we now regulate medicines. Like many ‘wonder drugs’ of the 20th century, thalidomide was first...
Australian pharmacy professionals have received top honours at the 78th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Glasgow, while PSA has been named co-host for the FIP Congress in 2021. PSA members Tina Brock MPS and John Bell...
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...