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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 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.


Posted: Tue 18 Apr 17

Guild Update 18 Apr 17: Immunisation registers


THE Pharmacy Guild has been working with Government since the implementation of pharmacist-delivered vaccinations to enable its members to access the Australian Immunisation Registers (AIR).


Posted: Tue 11 Apr 17

Guild Update 11 Apr 17: PBS Claims over Easter


THE Department of Human Services - Medicare has advised that PBS Online payments will be paid in advance over the Easter period.


Posted: Tue 04 Apr 17

Guild Update 04 Apr 17:

Closing the Gap co-payment resource


THE Department of Human Services has released a revised education guide for the Closing the Gap - PBS Co-Payment Measure with the aim of providing more helpful information on the scheme.


Posted: Tue 28 Mar 17

Guild Update 28 Mar 17: Information for transformation


Scriptmap 2020 is the latest offering in the Guild's suite of pharmacy transformation tools designed to help transform community pharmacies into a model providing more viable professional health advice and services.


Posted: Tue 21 Mar 17

Guild Update 21 Mar 17


APP2017 was once again a resounding success in a great many ways; one of which was the way in which it highlighted the willingness and enthusiasm of community pharmacists to adopt new models of doing business.