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PSA has this week lodged two major submissions addressing pharmacist remuneration. The first is our response to the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce, where we put forward a number of proposals to better use exisiting MBS services by harnessing...
The tyranny of distance in Australia should make telepharmacy a potent force in healthcare. But a nationwide video conferencing service that’s dedicated to preventing medication misadventure in our most isolated regions remains a fledgling prospect. Why the disconnect? The North...
While the My Health Record (MHR) opt-out date of January 31 has come and gone, people still have the option to permanently delete their record at any time. Here's some top tips to communicate to patients about MHR moving...
We are working to achieve the 11 key actions in Pharmacists in 2023 to unlock opportunities for pharmacists as the custodians of medicine safety. I was delighted to launch Pharmacists in 2023: For patients, for our profession, for Australia’s health system...
As interviews for the Aged Care Royal Commission continue, medical experts have voiced concerns about the overuse of psychotropics as medical restraints in aged care facilities, but Department of Health secretary Glenys Beauchamp told the commission that the government...
Quinine’s use in treating malaria is linked to the expansion of European colonisation over the last 400 years. Quinine is derived from the bark of the Peruvian cinchona plant and is believed to have been first imported to Europe to...
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...