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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 26 Jul 16

Guild Update – 26 July 16 : Pharmacy Connect countdown


ONE of the highlights of the Pharmacy Connect conference at Darling Harbour Sydney from September 9 – 11 will be a Guild Member Only breakfast which will feature National president George Tambassis giving an update on the Sixth Agreement and the pharmacy landscape.


Posted: Tue 19 Jul 16

Guild Update – 19 July 16 : New reduced rate for in-pharmacy telemedicine service


COMMUNITY pharmacies have the opportunity to offer patients a telemedicine consultation with a GP at a reduced rate of $27 until the end of July.


Posted: Tue 12 Jul 16

Guild Update – 12 July 16 : MedsASSIST – informing medicine decisions


MedsASSIST is increasingly helping to identify patients at risk of inappropriate use of over-the-counter medicines containing codeine and I urge all pharmacies to be part of this very worthwhile and efficient program.


Posted: Tue 05 Jul 16

Guild Update – 5 July 16 : New guidelines for vaccination consultation rooms


A NEW Guild guide has been created to help pharmacists understand the specific requirements for consultation rooms to administer flu vaccines in community pharmacies.


Posted: Tue 28 Jun 16

Guild Update – 28 June 16 : Backing community pharmacy


WITH JUST a few days to go to the Federal Election, Guild Members will this week be receiving printed copies of the letters of support for community pharmacy received from the major political parties.


Posted: Tue 21 Jun 16

Guild Update – 21 June 16 : Political parties support community pharmacy


WITH less than two weeks until the Federal election, the Guild is pleased to have received letters of support from the Liberals, Nationals, the Australian Labor Party, the Australian Greens and the Nick Xenophon team.


Posted: Tue 14 Jun 16

Guild Update – 14 June 16 : MedsASSIST – Informing Medicine Decisions


THE GUILD urges all pharmacies to ensure they are utilising MedsASSIST - the codeine real-time system.


Posted: Tue 07 Jun 16

Guild Update – 7 June 16 : Guild Member turnover monitor can help business strategy


GUILD Members have access to useful industry-backed data that is aimed at helping them inform their pharmacy business strategies.