Pineapples aren’t the only big things in Queensland!

Pharmacy Practice Officers are often out and about all over Queensland for QCPP visits and assessments. Sometimes they see some interesting things as they drive from pharmacy to pharmacy, in some cases over long distances. While visiting pharmacies in March, Melanie Gill wanted to share how impressed she was by the size of these buckets … Read more

Have you got companion selling down pat?

There is a fear that by offering extra items, you look like you are pressuring the customer to buy products. However, selling a companion product isn’t necessarily about upselling, it’s about making sure the customer goes home with everything they need. Not only does companion selling generate more sales for the pharmacy, but it also … Read more

Pharmacies trial influenza, measles and whooping cough vaccinations

With influenza season fast approaching, Queensland recently experiencing a measles outbreak and the risk of whooping cough ever-present, the Queensland Pharmacist Immunisation Pilot (QPIP) aims to investigate the benefits of having registered pharmacists provide vaccinations against these three highly contagious diseases. Approximately 200 pharmacies are currently involved in QPIP Phase Two so if your pharmacy … Read more

Putting the FUN in Fundamentals!

March saw the debut of the Certificate II in Community Pharmacy Fundamentals course. The six week course is designed to give participants the skills and qualifications required to start a career in pharmacy. Trainer and Assessor, Sharyn McErlean was responsible for 10 keen students, who were lucky enough to have Pharmacy Assistant of the Year, … Read more

Student of the month – April 2015

Ashlee Eisel from Mundubbera Guardian Pharmacy was suggested for Student of the month by her Retail Operations Manager, Samantha Rowles. She has been a pharmacy assistant for just over two years and is about to finish her Certificate II in Community Pharmacy. While completing her Certificate II, Samantha has seen Ashlee grow and become confident … Read more

Boss of the month – April 2015

The April Boss of the month is Moe from Terry White Chemists Bellbowrie! This isn’t the first time this pharmacy has featured in PA News – Frances Byrne (next to Moe on the right) was Student of the Month at the end of 2014. Trainer and Assessor, Linden Pirrone was happy to see that Moe … Read more

Is this the season to be jolly?

No one gets more excited about a special day or season than Trainer and Assessor, Sharyn McErlean. She is a mad keen advocate for a good dress up and without fail each time there is an opportunity, she’s in her seasonal best. For example, over the Christmas period, Sharyn had a different Christmas themed hat … Read more

Do you want to progress your career in community pharmacy?

Developing your skills can enhance your job satisfaction and career progression as well as your ability to assist customers. It also makes you more valuable to your employer. Guild Training can help you develop your skills in a Certificate III or IV in Community Pharmacy. For just $494, you can do either a full Certificate … Read more