Pharmacy Assistant of the Year nominations open 1 March!

2017 PATY State Winners

Nominations for the 2018 Pharmacy Guild of Australia / Maxigesic Pharmacy Assistant of the Year Award (PATY) will open on 1 March! The Pharmacy Assistant of the Year Award is the premier award for Australian pharmacy assistants, recognising and celebrating the passion and knowledge of pharmacy assistants. Each year, we search Australia-wide to find the … Read more

New training to improve communication with patients about their pain

Following the scheduling change for codeine-containing medicines, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia and the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) have released the final module to assist pharmacy assistants,  ‘Codeine rescheduling: Communication in pain management’. This module will explore principles of communicating with patients regarding pain management and medicines misuse. Funded by the Australian Government, the … Read more

Reducing risk, dealing with traumatic situations

By The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, National Secretariat Being the victim of facing a disruptive or angry customer can be traumatic and have long-lasting effects on pharmacy staff and other customers in the pharmacy when such an event occurs. Reducing the risk in the pharmacy and knowing how to deal with potentially traumatic incidents is … Read more

Purple Day for Epilepsy QLD

Purple Day is a worldwide campaign dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of epilepsy. On 26 March each year, people are encouraged to wear purple to show their support of those living with epilepsy. Purple Day was founded in 2008 by 9-year-old Cassidy Megan of Canada. Motivated by her own struggles with epilepsy, Cassidy started Purple Day in … Read more

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