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Pharmacists are underutilised in the Australian healthcare system and should be able to practise their skills to their full scope, says Dr Richard Di Natale, the leader of the Australian Greens. Dr Di Natale, a GP before entering parliament, was...
So you think you know your rights and obligations at work? Go to school on these employment fundamentals.  Staff are the key to the success of any business. Putting efforts into recruitment, staff development and succession planning all contribute to...
In 2023 pharmacists will be the custodians of medicine safety, embedded wherever medicines are used, and more responsible and accountable for the safe and effective use of medicines, a new report reveals. Pharmacists in 2023: For patients, for our profession,...
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...
How can our medical system still rely so heavily on the fax machine for crucial communications? What are the modern alternatives? Prior to the inception of the digital age that brought us the internet, email and cloud computing, the fax...
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...
As Australia gathers persuasive evidence from the Health Care Homes trial, it’s becoming clearer how to integrate pharmacists into primary healthcare. Doors are opening: there are now more opportunities than ever for Australian pharmacists to be embedded in primary healthcare...
When the Aged Care Royal Commission began in February, Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt, released a statement reaffirming the government’s commitment to the regulation of chemical and physical restraint in aged care facilities. But experts say that meaningful change...
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has listed vaccination hesitancy as one of it’s top 10 threats to global health in 2019, alongside climate change, HIV, and antimicrobial resistance – but community pharmacists could help to inspire change. A reluctance to...
A key tenet of PSA’s strategic intent is ensuring pharmacists are rewarded and recognised to reflect our high levels of training, our expertise and our contribution to the health system. I know many pharmacists are greatly dissatisfied with how...