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Osteoporosis in community pharmacy: The role of the pharmacy assistant

Two out of every three Australians aged 50 years or older have osteoporosis or low bone density.¹ People with osteoporosis usually have no signs or symptoms of the disease until a fracture occurs. Experiencing a bone fracture can have a serious effect on a person’s health and wellbeing, resulting in chronic pain, loss of independence … Read more

Take advantage of funding under the Queensland Government’s 2017-18 Annual VET Investment Plan

Enrol in SIR30116 Certificate III in Community Pharmacy or SIR40116 Certificate IV in Community Pharmacy for just $494*. Some students may come under concessional funding and pay only $195*. That’s a saving of over $2,000^ per enrolment!  Hurry, current funding agreement ends June 30 2018!! SIR30116 CERTIFICATE III IN COMMUNITY PHARMACY Designed to update and expand product … 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

Do you know someone looking to start their career in pharmacy?

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Queensland branch is proud to again be involved in the Queensland Government’s Community Work Skills Program, which provides fully subsidised pharmacy assistant training to eligible Queenslanders. Delivered in both Ipswich and Brisbane from October 2017 to August 2018, the program focuses on developing an individual’s skillset through successfully completing a … Read more