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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...
Around 3.24 million Australians are suffering from chronic pain daily, costing the economy $139.3 billion in 2018, a new report by Painaustralia has suggested.1 The report, produced in conjunction with Deloitte Access Economics, measured the impact of chronic pain by...
In the fourth of a six-part series, we expand on the PSA Choosing Wisely recommendations, taking a closer look at the dispensing of repeat antibiotic prescriptions. There is considerable evidence that clinical outcomes between short and long courses of antibiotics...
The emerging role for Australian pharmacists working in general practices is seen by many pharmacists as an exciting new career opportunity. It is supported and promoted by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, the Australian Medical Association and the Royal...
With new research showing current cardiovascular disease screening guidelines are missing younger at-risk Aboriginal people, a leading Aboriginal health specialist has highlighted the role pharmacists can play in preventative cardiac care. The statement from National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation...
Pharmacists within general practice is a positive step forward, but the exclusion from MBS Team Care arrangements in CDM items makes no sense. After a long period of advocacy from PSA, and other medical groups including the AMA, the announcement...
The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) has welcomed today’s Federal Government recognition of the work PSA does for all pharmacists in Australia by continuing PSA’s national peak health body funding. PSA National President Dr Shane Jackson said the organisation was...
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...
Last week Federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt introduced Biosimilar Week 2019 along with the launch of the Biosimilar Hub, with a set of specific guidelines geared towards pharmacists. This initiative is designed as an introduction to a comprehensive...
A substantial jump in Western Australia’s (WA) influenza cases and flu-related deaths has led to a reduction in the pharmacist vaccination age to 10 to increase herd immunity. WA Minister for Health Roger Cook announced the decision last week after...