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Tue 21 Nov 17

6CPA data collection focus


THE Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) has announced the launch of a new resource hub to help pharmacists implement new and expanded Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement (6CPA) programs, with data collection established to demonstrate the impact of these services on patient health outcomes.


Tue 21 Nov 17

Barras SHPA Medal of Merit


DR MICHAEL Barras, a Fellow of the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA), has been announced as the recipient of the prestigious SHPA Medal of Merit, challenging all hospital pharmacists to sharpen their research skills to drive the profession forward.


Mon 20 Nov 17

SHPA mentoring program


THE Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA) has launched a new Mentoring Program which will "empower pharmacists to build their confidence, sharpen their focus, dismantle barriers and grow job satisfaction".


Fri 17 Nov 17

Ramsay rides ageing wave


LISTED hospitals and healthcare company Ramsay Health Care is seeing its business volume grow driven by the ageing population in Australia, md Craig McNally told investors at the company's annual general meeting yesterday.


Fri 17 Nov 17

Advanced practice alliance


THE Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA), the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) and the Pharmacy Guild of Australia have joined to announce the launch of an Advanced Practice Collaborative, a think tank designed to progress advanced pharmacy practice in Australia.


Thu 16 Nov 17

SMS alerts up vaccine rates


WITH seasonal influenza vaccine recommended and funded for groups at higher risk of serious infection, it is unfortunate that uptake is suboptimal, but there is light at the end of the tunnel, acording to West Australian researchers published in the Annals of Family Medicine.


Thu 16 Nov 17

Antibiotic management key


Pharmacy Daily

NEW data has found that antibiotic stewardship programmes can reduce the number of hospital infections caused by multidrug-resistant bacteria by 51%, the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has highlighted.


Thu 16 Nov 17

AHPRA & PBA research focus


THE Australian Health Practitioners Regulatory Authority (AHPRA) and the Pharmacy Board of Australia (PBA) have announced the Annual Report for AHPRA and the National Boards for the year to 30 Jun 2017 is now available to view online - ahpra.gov.au.


Thu 16 Nov 17

Osteoarthritis on NPS radar


NPS Medicinewise has released an "Insights" page to healthcare professionals saying medicines have a limited role for osteoarthritis, and "treatment now focuses on education, exercise and weight".


Wed 15 Nov 17

UTS Innovation Gala Dinner


THE 2017 Innovative Pharmacist of the Year Award and Gala Dinner was touted as "another great success", organisers said and by the look on the faces of some of the participants (pictured), the evening did indeed sparkle.


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