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As a supporter of pharmacists, Catherine King MP is a firm believer in having a ‘broader’ role for pharmacists in Australia’s health system. During her speech at PSA17, Ms King said: ‘I want to recognise that pharmacists play a broader...
Pharmacist Adrian Unger MPS was in his 50s when a young woman came into his pharmacy in Chatswood NSW, asked for bandages and set him on an unexpected path. He assumed the bandages were for wound care, but she said...
As newly-appointed PSA Queensland President, Jacqueline Meyer has extensive experience in community pharmacy, especially in regional areas across Australia. Ms Meyer – former Chair of PSA Queensland’s ECP Working Group – has been a pharmacist for more than 10...
The appointment of new South Australian Health Minister Peter Malinauskas MLC was welcomed by the PSA SA/NT Branch last month. Mr Malinauskas has replaced former Health Minister Jack Snelling who resigned from the portfolio earlier this week. PSA SA/NT President Robyn...
Emeritus Professor Paul Worley has been appointed Australia’s first National Rural Health Commissioner, which was welcomed by PSA. As the new Commissioner, Prof Worley will consult with a wide range of health professionals and stakeholders – including pharmacists – to...
Australian Pharmacist spoke with Dr David Gillespie MP, the Federal Assistant Minister for Health, about his experiences and engagements with pharmacists during his medical career. Dr Gillespie – who helped to officially launch construction of the new Pharmacy House...
Alice Nugent MPS is an accredited pharmacist working in several AHSs around Dubbo in regional NSW. After completing her pharmacy studies, Ms Nugent travelled around Australia until a three-month locum in Darwin turned into an eight-year role in a large...
Australian Pharmacist spoke to Rhonda White AO about her role in co-founding Terry White Chemists (TWC) – the first group to franchise pharmacies in Australia – and what it means to be a leader in pharmacy. After opening her...
Annette Baker, whose portrait was one of 49 finalists in the inaugural Australian Mental Health Prize 2016, has worked hard to raise awareness about suicide after her daughter Mary took her own life in March 2011. When she was...
The 2017 PSA Branch Committee elections attracted a record voter turnout of 24% up from 17% in 2014. For the first time, PSA offered an online voting platform for the Branch Committee elections, and it was encouraging to see...