Congratulations to the PATY Queensland finalists!

This year we had an outstanding number of candidates for the 2017 Pharmacy Guild of Australia/ Maxigesic Pharmacy Assistant of the Year Award! Congratulations to all our Queensland finalists! Melissa Mckeown from Brighton Pharmacy Christina Spampinato from Sadleirs Pharmacy Kristie Williams from Balgal Beach Pharmacy Tamara Thomson from Priceline Pharmacy Caboolture North Melanie Norman from … Read more

Photos from the Road

Guild Trainer/Assessor Eloise Tombs hit the road to present her student, Teharna Windle with her certificate III in Community Pharmacy! Eloise Tombs travelled to Plainland in April to present her student Teharana with her Certificate III. Teharana works at Plainland Pharmacy, Plainland, which is a town situated in the Lockyer Valley of South East Queensland … Read more

Baking with Danielle

Danielle is our S2/S3 & Education Events Administrator and resident baker-extraordinaire! Each month Danielle will share one of her delicious recipes! This month is Danielle’s Chocolate Chip Cookies! Ingredients 250g butter ½ cup caster sugar 1 ½ cups brown sugar 2 eggs 2tps vanilla essence 2 ¾ cups plain flour ¾ tsp sea salt 1 … Read more

The calm after Debbie

After being ravaged by cyclone Debbie, the Whitsundays are open for business! Guild Trainer / Assessor, Lisa Point recently visited her students in the Mackay region and whilst on her visits to Proserpine and Airlie Beach, she came across some of the damage that was caused by cyclone Debbie.  Lisa mentioned that she was absolutely … Read more

Boss of the Month June

The June Boss of the Month is Paul Scholz, Owner / Pharmacists from Albany Creek Day & Night Chemist in Brisbane. Paul has been nominated by his Pharmacy Assistants, Teneya, Norma, Bec, Carmel and Aislinn, who had the following to say: “Paul is a wonderful boss, very loving and fun to work with! His contagious … Read more

Student of the month June

The June Student of the Month is Natalie McQueen from Gold Coast Uni Hospital Chempro Chemist on the Gold Coast. “Natalie shows much dedication and enthusiasm every day, she does not shy away from hard work” Guild Trainer/Assessor, Lisa Point who nominated Natalie, had this to say: “Natalie is completing her certificate IV in Community … Read more

PATY nomination records broken

Nominations for the 2017 Pharmacy Guild of Australia/ Maxigesic Pharmacy Assistant of the Year Award have now closed. This year, more nominations were received than ever before – with 575 third-party nominations, 256 responses to nominations and 58 self-nominations, totalling 633 nominations – breaking last year’s record of 568 nominations! The Pharmacy Guild of Australia … Read more

Our role in our customer’s sexual health

By Linden Pirrone, Guild Trainer /Assessor As Pharmacy Assistants we are continuously looking out for our customer’s health – and sexual health is no exception. So how can we as Pharmacy Assistants help our customers when it comes to sexual health? Why Pharmacy Assistants? According to up to 88% of young people are starting … Read more