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Consumers desire greater specialisation and increased services from the pharmacy profession, which should be front of mind in community pharmacy practice. Consumer input into pharmacy service design, demand and need is highly valuable. This is highlighted in the Pharmacists in...
Recruitment is a perennial challenge for rural pharmacy. So what is being done to change this? It will come as no surprise to many pharmacists to hear there’s a severe shortage of trained professionals to fill positions in rural and...
Momentum for pharmacist prescribing continues to grow, with a third of participants at a recent forum calling for the profession to move forward with developing models for the practice in Australia. For its Pharmacist Prescribing Forum earlier this year, the...
Community pharmacists in the Northern Territory are well-prepared for the national My Health Record (MHR) rollout, with nearly 70% of pharmacies either registered or awaiting registration processing. Sam Keitaanpaa, Clinical Service Specialist at Country Wellness Group in Darwin, said the...
The introduction of direct-acting antivirals therapies for hepatitis C in 2016 has contributed to a 20% decline in deaths attributed to the disease, but a drop in the number of people accessing the cure has public health authorities worried. This...
Concerns over the overuse of antipsychotics in Residential Aged Care Facilities have reached a high tide – but so have efforts to address the issue by giving pharmacists a larger role to play. 'The hallmark of a civilised society is...
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...
If a pandemic or disaster struck in your community, would your pharmacy know how to properly assist? That's the issue PhD candidate Elizabeth McCourt is addressing in her issues brief 'Improving pharmacist involvement in pandemic influenza planning and response in...
I’ve got my pharmacy degree, but I want to be ready for whatever the future holds. What else should I be doing to advance my practice? ⊕  I grew up in pharmacy and, although the days of looking up at...
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...