A TRIO from the University of South Australia has taken out this year’s Pharmacy Guild of Australia National Student Business Plan Competition. The competition is an Australia-wide challenge promoting creative entrepreneurship among students preparing for a career in community pharmacy, with entrants in the competition asked to produce business plans, answer online quizzes, complete several essay questions and participate in an investor pitch. The winners were announced over the weekend at the Guild’s Pharmacy Business Network conference in Canberra with first place going to Complete Care Pharmacy, University of South Australia: made up of Ling Na Yan, Chris Braithwaite (NAPSA President), and Jessica Dawson, whose winning business model was centred on pharmacy-based cancer services. Meanwhile second place was awarded to Cairns Community Chemist, Queensland University of Technology: Caitlyn Fletcher, Andrew Gill, Emma Shallcross, and Linda Wallin; and third place went to Sydney’s Breathe Easy Pharmacy team, made up of Sahand Imani, Clara Leung, Melinda Ho, and David Tadros.
HEALTH Minister Greg Hunt needs to stay on top of his game during the current Federal Election – so it’s no wonder that he took the opportunity to have a flu immunisation at Chemist Warehouse Mornington earlier this month.
THE Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) is being accused of “trying to scare people” with its response to the Qld Government’s decision to trial pharmacist prescribing (PD 18 Apr).