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Canberra pharmacist Brad Butt was awarded the Australian Patients Association’s Most Outstanding Community Pharmacist of the Year at its awards night in Melbourne on 25 July. This is the first year the Australian Patients Association has given the award to a...
Significant levels of ‘high-risk’ medications in Australian aged care facilities provide an area of need for future roles for pharmacists, the PSA19 conference was told yesterday. And antimicrobial use, as well as wider medication ‘stewardship’, were key areas pharmacists could...
PSA CEO Dr Shane Jackson has backed the likelihood of pharmacists being able to prescribe under a collaborative framework by the end of next year. Speaking at PSA19, Dr Jackson said pharmacist collaborative prescribing is ‘absolutely achievable by 2020’. ‘There is...
PSA has unveiled a new digital health report, Connecting the dots: Digitally empowered pharmacists, at the PSA19 conference. The report, funded by the Australian Digital Health Agency, describes how digital health initiatives and technological transformation will empower pharmacists to be...
Rural and remote practice for pharmacists should be regarded as a ‘seeding ground’ to drive pharmacist’s practice that can then be integrated back into metropolitan areas, PSA National President, Dr Chris Freeman told PSA19 yesterday. He described the funding for...
At PSA19 this morning, it was revealed that a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by PSA and the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA). The MoU will enable closer cooperation between the two factions so they can...
A new report has laid out PSA’s vision for exactly what roles pharmacists should be taking in patient-care positions, along with how those roles should be remunerated. Launched at PSA19 in Sydney this morning, the Pharmacists in 2023: Roles and...
Patients would be able to seek pharmacist advice with a few taps on their smartphone, using a proposed app that has won the PSA19 Pharmacy Shark Tank innovation contest. The Ask a Pharmacy app, the brainchild of pharmacist Shannon Lawrence,...
Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has asserted the critical role that PSA will play in drafting the 7th Community Pharmacy Agreement (CPA), shaping the scope of pharmacists’ practice for years to come. Mr Hunt helped open PSA19 in Sydney this...
Medicine safety has been named a National Health Priority Area at PSA19 this morning, assuring greater focus for pharmacists’ roles in the quality and safe use of medicine. Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt made the announcement as he opened the...