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The Queen’s Birthday honourees included seven pharmacists, acknowledging their diverse contributions to the profession, and speaks to pharmacy’s impact in healthcare. The pharmacists recognised represented a variety of different specialties within the profession, speaking to the diversity of ways in...
Community pharmacists in Victoria have less than three months to ensure they have an active connection with a Prescription Exchange Service (PES), so they can meet their obligations under the incoming SafeScript initiative. Public consultation on the state’s real-time prescription...
The recently released government inquiry into sleep health identified the extent of the nation's sleep deficit and its impact on health, risk of accidents and productivity in the workplace. The inquiry, which drew from public hearings with healthcare professionals...
The pharmacist’s guide to the different regulations and protocols across Australia. Opioid substitution has been recognised globally as an effective harm minimisation strategy for the treatment of opioid addiction.1 Key principles behind opioid substitution are to reduce or cease...
As PSA National President, I will continue to work with the government and other stakeholders to unlock opportunities for pharmacists to realise their full potential – focusing on scope of practice fulfilment, practitioner development and quality in practice. The government...
Following the announcement of this year’s Federal Election date, PSA looks forward to working with an incoming Government to support a healthier Australia by making better use of the pharmacist workforce. PSA National President Dr Chris Freeman said Australia had...
Pharmacists have been given a powerful new tool for giving advice to Australia’s diverse communities, after the Department of Social Services substantially expanded access to its Free Interpreting Service. Until recently, the phone-based service had only been able to be...
The rollout of My Health Record has raised questions surrounding the security of medical data. What measures must be taken in pharmacies to preserve the sanctity of patients’ private details? Pharmacists are well aware that their first priority is...
Pharmacists could secure expanded roles in antimicrobial stewardship, medication management and infection prevention under new aged care quality standards. The Quality of Care Amendment (Single Quality Framework) Principles 2018 will come into effect on 1 July 2019. General Practice Pharmacist...
Last week, several pledges were made by the Coalition and the Opposition that will impact health care around the nation. The Coalition issued a statement saying that a re-elected Morrison Government would lower the safety net threshold for medicines on...