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 22 Jun 10

The Fifth Community Pharmacy Agreement

THE first of July 2010 is shaping up as an especially significant date in the modern history of pharmacy in Australia.

Posted: Tue 15 Jun 10

Hepatitis C

Following on from 2010 National Hepatitis Awareness Week (17-24 May), the Pharmacy Guild of Australia has developed a community service announcement to air nationally throughout June.

Posted: Tue 08 Jun 10

The Roadmap

THIS week, Pharmacy Guild members should be receiving their copies of The Roadmap: The Strategic Direction for Community Pharmacy – a 60-page publication outlining the value that community pharmacy can add to the Australian health system and setting out the Guild’s vision for pharmacy’s future.

Posted: Tue 01 Jun 10

Codeine changes

The codeine scheduling changes were introduced nationally on 1 May – one month ago.

Posted: Tue 25 May 10

Time is Running Out – have you claimed your final PCI payment?

The Pharmacy Connectivity Incentive Program (PCI), funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing through the Fourth Community Pharmacy Agreement, concludes on 30 June 2010 and is not continuing under the Fifth Agreement.

Posted: Tue 18 May 10

Bowel Cancer

Bowel cancer is the second most common cause of cancer related deaths in Australia, claiming over 70 lives each week.

Posted: Tue 11 May 10

Continence Aids Payment Scheme (CAPS)

Pharmacists are reminded that from 1 July 2010, the Australian Government will introduce the Continence Aids Payment Scheme (CAPS), replacing the existing Continence Aids Assistance Scheme (CAAS).

Posted: Tue 27 Apr 10

PATY 2010 Nominations open

NOMINATIONS for The Pharmacy Guild of Australia/GSK National Pharmacy Assistant of the Year award 2010 (PATY 2010) are now open.