2015 Spring has sprung and the allergies are waking!

Allergies are a very common problem presenting in pharmacy at this time of year. Most people with allergies experience mild symptoms, but for some, the symptoms can be life threatening. Fortunately, effective prevention and treatments are available, with the majority of these treatments available in pharmacy.   What causes allergies? Your immune system is made … Read more

PA conference wrap up

I joined more than 350 delegates from around Australia at QT Gold Coast in Surfers Paradise last week for the 17th Annual Pharmacy Assistant National Conference. The conference opened with the Welcome Reception in the trade exhibition. We were able to view the trade exhibits, catch up with old friends and introduce ourselves to PAs … Read more

Fundamentals of community pharmacy

It’s been a very busy few months for Trainer and Assessor, Sharyn McErlean as the facilitator of classes full of excited students completing their Certificate II, Fundamentals of Community Pharmacy course. Sharyn has really enjoyed teaching and spending time with passionate students from around the State. We spoke to one of Sharyn’s students to see … Read more

QCPP Knowledge hub – What’s new in October?

The Knowledge Hub is your one stop shop for questions your pharmacy has about QCPP. The information on the Hub includes rulings and interpretations of the Standard which enables you to understand how and why you are completing a certain action (for example, why your pharmacy requires a professional services area and what does this … Read more

Student of the month – October 2015

This month, Trainer and Assessor, Lisa Point has nominated her student, Kristie Carey from Giant Chemist Harbour Town as the October Student of the month for October. As Kristie’s Trainer, Lisa has noticed Kristie’s bubbly nature and enthusiasm regarding her training and her passion for pharmacy. Kristie is currently completing her Certificate III in Community … Read more

Boss of the month – October 2015

Jess Earnshaw from Direct Chemist Outlet Emerald is the October Boss of the month! Trainer and Assessor, Carmel Flanagan has four students completing different certificate levels at Direct Chemist Outlet Emerald and Jess supervises all of them! Carmel nominated Jess because she is a very supportive supervisor, always available to help her staff with their … Read more