Pharmacy Assistant of the Year State Finalists Announced

The opportunity to represent their state and to potentially win the Pharmacy Guild of Australia/ Maxigesic Pharmacy Assistant of the Year Award (PATY) is one step closer for a group of 50 pharmacy assistants. A complete list of the state finalists can be found here: pharmacyassistants.com/paty/. The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, National President, Mr. Trent … Read more

Introducing the 2020 Pharmacy Assistant of the Year – Benjamin King

How do you feel being awarded the 2020 National Pharmacy Assistant of the Year Award? It’s quite a feeling, I can’t really describe it. The immense pressure and honour of everything I’m representing is overwhelming. Especially considering I’m the first male winner and the first Northern Territory winner. I want to do everyone proud and … Read more

How do I pronounce that?

There is no doubt that some words in the pharmacy industry can be a challenge to pronounce. While pronunciation may not be high on your list of priorities, having a common way to pronounce words provides patients with a clear understanding and helps to improve health literacy. Imagine how confusing it would be to have … Read more

Headlice, Threadworms and Myths – Oh My!

By Brianne Lowe, 2019 Pharmacy Guild of Australia/Maxigesic Pharmacy Assistant of the Year Now that the dust has settled from the holiday period, it is time to start prepping for the next seasonal phenomenon… BACK TO SCHOOL! The only downside to this amazing event is that we often see a spike in Headlice and Threadworms. … Read more

Being Sun Safe this Summer

By Guild Trainer/Assessor Cameron Miller It seems like something all of a sudden changes when our calendars roll over to December 1st. It’s almost like it’s in the air, we notice and feel it as it starts to build. Excitement and anticipation building for the coming holidays coupled with the tension that goes along with … Read more

The gift that keeps on giving

By Brianne Lowe, 2019 Pharmacy Guild of Australia/Maxigesic Pharmacy Assistant of the Year It sure is the most wonderful time of the year but if you work in retail, it can also be the most challenging. Combine frantic last-minute shoppers with patient’s expectation of ‘business as usual’ in the dispensary, and you will start to … Read more

Guild Training Mythbusting – Edition #2

Medical myths, old wives’ tales and home remedies! We hear it all in the pharmacy.   At Guild Training we want to debunk some of these common myths through our mythbusting series. Let us know what other myths we should expose in the comments! Myth 1: Ringworm is a worm Although the name is deceptive, … Read more

October Boss of the Month

The Guild Training Boss of the Month for October is Loretta Musumeci from Babinda Pharmacy! Loretta was nominated by her team member, Bridgette Atkinson. Bridgette reached out to her Guild Trainer/Assessor Katy Duldig to nominate her boss and share the below information. “Loretta is an outstanding pharmacist who not only provides the whole health solution … Read more

September Boss of the Month

Big congrats to the Guild Training Boss of the Month for September, Denna Barnett from Priceline Pharmacy Aspley! Guild Trainer/Assessor Abbey Langley nominated Denna after visiting the store and witnessing her interact in the pharmacy. “Denna is a standout Retail Manager with an enthusiastic passion for community pharmacy,” Abbey explains. “Denna is supportive, encouraging and engaging … Read more