Representatives from the National Australian Pharmacy Students’ Association (NAPSA) conducted a survey of industry suppliers at the recent Pharmacy Guild of Australia APP conference on the Gold Coast. The NAPSA Industrial Affairs Committee spoke to exhibitors at the APP trade show, with results currently being compiled and initial indications showing that the pharmacy profession has a lot of support for NAPSA and also values the contribution pharmacy students can make to the workplace”. APP also provided an opportunity for members of the NAPSA executive to meet face to face and make plans for the organisation over the upcoming months. Pictured below on the NAPSA stand are, from left: Chris Braithwaite, Luke Vrankovich, Xavier Agostino, Ellen Pedler and Matthew Tam.
THE Pharmacy Guild of Australia has formally urged the Queensland government to establish a Pharmacy Council, with the move said to bring the state into line with all other Australian jurisdictions as well as “play an important role in bridging health gaps where pharmacies’ competencies could assist a health system under pressure”.