Convince your boss to send YOU to PA2018

Here’s 4 reasons to help your case: PA Conference provides the perfect balance of education, networking and good times. With PA2018 to be held at SeaWorld Resort from 25 – 27 October, we’ve compiled our top tips to help you educate your boss why this is a MUST ATTEND event: Personal & professional development. Share your acquired knowledge … Read more

Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation Review

As you may know, as a part of the 6CPA the Australian Government and the Pharmacy Guild of Australia made a commitment to conduct an independent Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation (the Review). This Review is currently underway via a panel of three independent reviewers. The panel is led by Professor Stephen King, with … Read more

Help support those with a mental health illness

According to Mental Health Australia, Approximately 20 per cent of the Australian population will experience mental illness in any given year. Upskill to support customers, families, friends and workmates in times of a mental health crisis. Network and acquire new skills – a great addition to your CV! Conversations for Life is a suicide prevention … Read more

Pharmacy Assistant of the Year Award

The Pharmacy Assistant of the Year Award is the premier award for pharmacy assistants across Australia, recognising and celebrating the ‘best of the best’ in community pharmacy. Each year, we search Australia-wide to find the most skilled and knowledgeable pharmacy assistants to share their experiences and passion for the industry.This prestigious award recognises the important … Read more

Top 5 reasons to ask your boss to send you to the PA Conference

The PA Conference offers a wide range of educational sessions to give you practical knowledge you can take back to the pharmacy. Learn about managing minor burns, promoting your in-store services, foot care for diabetics and so much more! But, aside from these sessions, what else makes the PA Conference a must-attend event on the … Read more

Why we LOVE the PA Conference!

The Pharmacy Assistant National Conference is the premier education, networking and social event for pharmacy assistants across Australia. This year’s conference is shaping up to be the biggest and best yet! We had a chat to the Guild Training team this week to see why they think it’s the must attend event for all levels … Read more

Armed robbery prevention and survival training

Did you know that a ram raid attack for prescription medicines can cost a pharmacy in excess of $40,000 in collateral damages? Robberies make the news almost every day in Australia and the common belief is, ‘it will never happen to me’. Personal Safety and Crime Prevention Consultant, Dale Jackson wants to make sure pharmacies … Read more

Training opportunities

‘Medicines to relieve pain’ The Guild Pharmacy Academy has partnered with GSK to develop a comprehensive online guide for pharmacy assistants on the supply of Pharmacy Medicines to relieve pain. This QCPP Refresher Training course emphasises the ASK, ASSESS, ADVISE protocol and appropriate pharmacist referral. Pharmacy assistants can access the course via the Guild Academy’s … Read more

Follow your dreams…

We all know the value of staff training – whether at a conference or in store. These sessions play an important role in improving our product knowledge and on-the-job skills. However it’s also important to recognise the value of motivational speakers who inspire us to follow our dreams, achieve our goals, take the initiative and … Read more

100 Things – what’s on your list?

Have you ever put together a bucket list, either mentally or on paper? Is there one thing you would love to do to make your life complete? At this year’s Pharmacy Assistant National Conference (PA2015), motivational speaker Sebastian Terry will take you on his journey of ticking off 100 items from his own bucket list. … Read more