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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 25 Jul 17

Guild Update 25 July 17: Step up to stardom


THE search for Australia's best community pharmacy is on again with applications now open for the Pharmacy Guild of Australia Pharmacy of the Year Award 2018.


Posted: Tue 18 Jul 17

Guild Update 18 July 17


THE Pharmacy Guild of Australia has announced the recipients of the Rural Pharmacy Scholarship Scheme 2017.


Posted: Tue 11 Jul 17

Guild Update 11 July 17: DAA funding


TO ENSURE DAA funding remains within the 2017-18 budget the following applies: * All Approved DAA Service Providers will be allocated an individual cap based on previous DAA Service volumes recorded and claimed under the Pharmacy Practice Incentive Program prior to 30 June 2017.


Posted: Tue 04 Jul 17

Guild Update 04 July 17: The RUM Project


MOST community pharmacies across Australia participate in the voluntary Return of Unwanted Medicines (RUM) program.


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.


Posted: Tue 02 May 17

Guild Update 02 May 17: New advertising compliance strategy


THE Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and National Boards have released their new Advertising Compliance and Enforcement Strategy.