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Dose Administration Aids – Keeping your loved ones safe and independent

By Alice Vanderpol, 2018 Pharmacy Assistant of the Year “I’m finding it hard to climb the stairs these days.”  “My memory isn’t what it used to be.” “I’ve lived here for over 40 years – I couldn’t imagine living anywhere else.”   These are common issues for older people and quite often we hear these … Read more

July Student of the Month

At Guild Training Queensland we love to recognise outstanding achievers in community pharmacy training. Congratulations to the Student of the Month for July, Bridgette Atkinson from Babinda Pharmacy! Does she look familiar? Bridgette is also the Queensland State Winner for the 2019 Pharmacy Guild of Australia/Maxigesic Pharmacy Assistant of the Year Award (PATY)! Way to … Read more

July Boss of the Month

We are very pleased to announce our Guild Training Queensland Boss of the Month for July is Julie James from TerryWhite Chemmart Cairns Central! Guild Trainer/Assessor Annie Green nominated Julie after visiting the store and witnessing how supportive and encouraging Julie is with her team. “Julie very kindly accepted two of our Community Work Skills … Read more

Introducing the QLD PATY State Winner

Bridgette Atkinson from Babinda Pharmacy in Queensland has been chosen as the Queensland State Winner of the 2019 Pharmacy Guild of Australia / Maxigesic Pharmacy Assistant of the Year Award (PATY). Bridgette will now represent Queensland during the National Finals, to be held at the Pharmacy Assistant National Conference (PA2019) in October later this year. … Read more

And they huffed and they puffed… Interview with Asthma Educator & Pharmacist, Sherri Barden

By Alice Vanderpol, 2018 Pharmacy Assistant of the Year Asthma is a chronic disease of the airways that makes breathing difficult. In 2017, Asthma Australia reports there were 441 deaths due to asthma. As staggering as this statistic may sound, the amount of deaths today has actually dropped significantly from 1989 where it peaked at 964. … Read more

Meet Sharyn, Tassie’s New Trainer

Tasmanian Pharmacy Assistants studying with the Guild are being supported by the wonderful Guild Trainer/Assessor Sharyn McErlean. Sharyn is the dedicated Trainer for the Tasmania region and is often on the road visiting students and pharmacies across the state. With 29 years of pharmacy experience under her belt, and five years with the Pharmacy Guild, … Read more

June Student of the Month

At Guild Training Queensland we love to recognise outstanding achievers in community pharmacy training. Congratulations to the Student of the Month for June, Louisa Fletcher from Jadin Chemist Express in Morayfield! Louisa was nominated by her Trainer/Assessor Sherree Walters who was inspired by Louisa’s high level of pharmacy knowledge. Sheree explains, “I met Louisa after … Read more

June Boss of the Month

We are very pleased to announce our Guild Training Queensland Boss of the Month is Bec Edgerton from LiveLife Pharmacy Bowen Healthcare! Guild Trainer/Assessor Katy Duldig nominated Bec after visiting the store and witnessing how supportive and encouraging Bec is with her team. “Bec is very invested in having well trained staff and is very … Read more