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Better remuneration and career support are key to the future of pharmacists’ roles. The pharmacy profession provides a much broader range of health services than in the past, including supporting population health initiatives, and growing roles in health prevention,...
Another Australian state has expanded the scope of pharmacist-administered vaccinations this month, meaning pharmacists can help to protect the community against more infectious diseases like meningococcal. Since 1 August, pharmacists in Western Australia (WA) can now administer additional vaccines to...
While increased pharmacist remuneration is tied to the development of services, what do these enhanced roles look like across different pharmacy sectors? PSA’s new report, Pharmacists in 2023: Roles and Remuneration provides a pathway for increased pharmacist remuneration through enhanced...
As environmental threats become increasingly pressing, healthcare professionals are calling for changes in the way clinical waste is managed in medical settings. In a recent report from the ABC, doctors and nurses reported ‘devastating’ levels of clinical waste in hospitals,...
Luke Vrankovich MPS, a former locum and one half of the Roaming Pharmacist duo, gained an online following living life on the road. So how is pharmacy ownership working out? Can you describe the ethos of The Roaming Pharmacist? It...
At the PSA19 Opening Plenary on Saturday, Paralympian Kurt Fearnley shared some valuable lessons learned during his stellar career that pharmacists can infuse into their practice – strength, inspiring others, and striving to challenge norms. Kurt Fearnley has always been...
Recent research has predicted by 2026 there could be just 52 pharmacists per 100,000 people in rural and remote areas, compared with more than double that number in cities. But the solutions are far from straightforward. The struggles faced by...
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...