The littelest pharmacy assistant

The Burrum Heads pharmacy has something a little special – and when I say little, I mean little! Pictured above is (L-R) Madonna, Brittany, Tayla, Amy, Sam and six months old Evander. Sam Hartley the owner and Pharmacist of Burrum Heads Pharmacy, in the Fraser Coast Region has come up with a very brilliant marketing … Read more

Student of the Month November

The November Student of the Month is Brooke Hall from Harding’s Pharmacy Murrumba Downs, in the Moreton Bay Region. Guild Trainer/Assessor, Erin Le Feuvre who nominated Brooke, had this to say: “Brooke takes a lot of pride in all of her books. She is always prepared and ready to learn. She’s an absolute pleasure to … Read more

The Best of the PA Conference

By Kathy Gribble, Guild Trainer / Assessor More than 350 delegates from around Australia gathered at QT Gold Coast in October for the annual Pharmacy Assistant National Conference (PA2017). The PA Conference is like the Ekka for Pharmacy Assistants – two and a half days of excitement, thrills, food, drinks and of course show bags! The … Read more

Seven things pharmacy assistants can say, and two they should not

Author: Heather Sexena, originally published in Pharmacy News The TGA has issued instructions to guide pharmacy assistants on what they can say to patients before and after all codeine products become prescription-only next year. The TGA says there can be a fine line between patient education and advertising, “especially if the content and presentation of information … Read more

‘Tis the season for overeating

By Linden Pirrone, Guild Trainer / Assessor The countdown to Christmas has begun! Tis the season to start preparing the ham, turkey, prawns, an abundance of salads, Christmas pudding and Pavlova (wow, I am hungry just thinking about it). But as pharmacy assistants ‘tis the season for overeating, heartburn and indigestion! Many of us, including … Read more

Boss of the Month October

The October Boss of the Month is Edward Yau, Pharmacist, Priceline Pharmacy Caloundra. Edward has been nominated by the entire team at Priceline Pharmacy Caloundra, who had the following to say: We have a fantastic Pharmacist! Our Pharmacist is friendly, positive and always there for us no matter what. Our Pharmacist is helpful, approachable and … Read more

Get to know the PATY state finalists!

Clare Stone, Queensland State winner Sally Edwards, Nothern Territory State winner Kylie Marsh, New South Wales State winner Kimberley Hunt, South Australia State winner Karlie Read, Western Australia State winner Samuel Vince, Tasmania State Winner Stephanie Meiklejohn, Victoria State Winner Get to know the State and Territory Finalists of The Pharmacy Guild of Australia/Maxigesic Pharmacy … Read more