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Bone matters

As pharmacy assistants, you are frequently being asked about ways to increase bone strength. Due to our aging population, the prevalence of osteoporosis and the increase of diets and lifestyles with reduced nutrients, many customers now require the additional support of supplements to maintain good nutrition. The preferred way to get your requirements of calcium … Read more

On the road – Longreach and Barcaldine

Pharmacy Practice Officer, Melanie Gill was in Central Queensland recently, visiting pharmacies around Longreach and Barcaldine. When Melanie is on the road, she loves taking photos to remember her experiences and the people she visits. This time, she stopped by the Tree of Knowledge, a central part of Barcaldine’s history. As the founding site of … Read more

Christmas season in the pharmacy

It’s that time of year again! Christmas parties and festivities are all around us and as every pharmacy assistant knows it’s time to start getting ready for the Christmas rush. There are customers making the final dash for that last elusive present and just a few looking for help to cure (or prevent) the dreaded … Read more

Thinking about Christmas staff?

The Guild’s online Pharmacy Assistant Induction Module is available FREE to new staff at Guild Member pharmacies, within three months of employment. This simple induction tool will help your new staff understand the unique nature of community pharmacy, including: The role of community pharmacy in the supply of medicines to the community The rules and … Read more