The Community Pharmacy Management Awards, hosted by Symbion, JR Pharmacy Accountants and Terry White Chemists, seeks to encourage high achieving students to further the focus and development of best practice management in community pharmacies. A two-day management course, held in Brisbane, was part of the prize and aimed to bridge the gap between the theoretical world of university pharmacy departments and the real business of pharmacy. The training covered the management and operational aspects of running a pharmacy – from the all-important bottom line to people management and the role of manufacturers and wholesalers. Participants (pictured) were also given a behind the scenes tour of the production line inside a Symbion warehouse facility. Back row – Left to right: Mark Nicholson, JR Pharmacy; Graeme Wertheimer, University of Tasmania; Georgia Isaacs, University of Queensland; Jamie Achurch, Queensland University of Technology; Hannah Percy, University of South Australia; Ortal Marhaim, Monash University; Amy Williams, University of Western Australia; Daniel Gigliotti, Symbion. Front row – Left to right: Rebecca Steedman, Griffith University; Megan Jackson, University of Canberra; Amy Waldron, La Trobe University.
THE Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) is seeking a voice at the table when negotiations begin for the next Community Pharmacy Agreement (CPA) following confirmation by Health Minister Greg Hunt that the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) will also be involved (PD yesterday).
CONSIDERED one of Australia’s most urgent public health crises, opioid-related harm is the central theme in the latest issue of the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA)’s flagship organ the Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research (JPPR).