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

You can do anything with Guild Training

Trainer and Assessor, Linden Pirrone has been impressed by her student, Justine Northcott’s drive and determination to be the best pharmacy assistant she can be. Justine has recently taken on the role of Pharmacy Manager at Jadin Pharmacy Warner. We spoke to Justine recently about her pharmacy career and her how Guild Training has given … 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

Student of the month – December 2015

The December Student of the month is Ellen Adlard from Hervey Bay Priceline Pharmacy. Ellen has worked there for the past two years and recently became the beauty advisor when the store switched its branding to Priceline earlier this year. Ellen is currently completing her Certificate IV in Community Pharmacy and has maintained a high … Read more

Boss of the month – December 2015

The December Boss of the month is Grant Oswald from Clermont Pharmacy in Central Queensland. Trainer and Assessor, Sharyn McErlean’s student, Caragh Galway, nominated Grant and said: “I wouldn’t call Grant a great boss, I would call him a great friend and a great leader. A great leader is someone who encourages and motivates his … Read more

Win an APP2016 package!

To win a day registration for APP2016’s Retail Excellence Stream and a ticket to pharmacy’s hottest party, all you have to do is send us a 15-30 second video telling us why you’re excited to attend APP2016. Your video will be used as part of a visual collage to be released in February and our … 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

Congratulations – November 2015

Congratulations to the team at Gympie Amcal Max; they recently won the Queensland Amcal Max Pharmacy of the Year! When Trainer and Assessor, Sherree Walters spoke with her student Jess Dobson, she said: We are honoured to receive this award because we know there are other pharmacies out there that are just as deserving. We … 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