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News from the Pharmacy Guild of Australia

Every Tuesday the Pharmacy Guild of Australia provides a news update which features in the newsletter. See below for the latest news from the Pharmacy Guild of Australia.


Guild Column

Posted: Tue 27 Jun 17

Guild Update 27 June 17: Guild digest available now for Members


THE release of the 2017 Guild Digest has shown the impact of the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement on the operating landscape of community pharmacy.


Posted: Tue 20 Jun 17

Guild Update 20 June 17: A focus on pain


IT IS important that pharmacy assistants have a strong understanding of how to assess pain, management options that are available and when referral to the pharmacist is required.


Posted: Tue 13 Jun 17

Guild Update 13 Jun 17: Reaching the standard


COMMUNITY pharmacy's Quality Care Pharmacy Program has been updated and revised to meet the changing business and practice environment.The new QCPP Requirements are a major innovation and simplification of the program, while maintaining robustness in supporting quality patient care in pharmacy services.


Posted: Tue 06 Jun 17

Guild Update 06 Jun 17: Spreading the flu jab word


COMMUNITY pharmacies increasingly are becoming well-recognised providers of vaccination services, particularly the influenza vaccine.


Posted: Tue 30 May 17

Guild Update 30 May 17: Saluting the contribution of carers


THE Pharmacy Guild is proud to be supporting the 7th International Carers Conference through sponsorship of the event's Gala Dinner.


Posted: Tue 23 May 17

Guild Update 23 May 17: Rising to the business challenge


THIS year's fourteen entrants in the Pharmacy Guild of Australia National Student Business Plan Competition include first-time entrants, the University of Otago.


Posted: Tue 16 May 17

Guild Update 16 May 17: Ransomware threat


THERE has been considerable media attention over the weekend regarding the latest wave of ransomware attacks, which can encrypt files and require a ransom to be paid to unlock those files.


Posted: Tue 09 May 17

Guild Update 09 May 17: At last – progress on electronic health records


THE success of the My Health Record trials has confirmed the overwhelming benefits of the 'opt out' model involving automatic creation of patient records.The formal evaluation of the trials, published last week, has recommended that the Federal Government proceed to a national opt-out approach - a recommendation which is fully supported by the Guild.