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News from the Pharmacy Guild of Australia

Every Tuesday the Pharmacy Guild of Australia provides a news update which features in the newsletter. See below for the latest news from the Pharmacy Guild of Australia.


Guild Column

Posted: Tue 04 Jul 17

Guild Update 04 July 17: The RUM Project


MOST community pharmacies across Australia participate in the voluntary Return of Unwanted Medicines (RUM) program.


Posted: Tue 23 May 17

Guild Update 23 May 17: Rising to the business challenge


THIS year's fourteen entrants in the Pharmacy Guild of Australia National Student Business Plan Competition include first-time entrants, the University of Otago.


Posted: Tue 16 May 17

Guild Update 16 May 17: Ransomware threat


THERE has been considerable media attention over the weekend regarding the latest wave of ransomware attacks, which can encrypt files and require a ransom to be paid to unlock those files.


Posted: Tue 09 May 17

Guild Update 09 May 17: At last – progress on electronic health records


THE success of the My Health Record trials has confirmed the overwhelming benefits of the 'opt out' model involving automatic creation of patient records.The formal evaluation of the trials, published last week, has recommended that the Federal Government proceed to a national opt-out approach - a recommendation which is fully supported by the Guild.


Posted: Tue 02 May 17

Guild Update 02 May 17: New advertising compliance strategy


THE Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and National Boards have released their new Advertising Compliance and Enforcement Strategy.


Posted: Tue 18 Apr 17

Guild Update 18 Apr 17: Immunisation registers


THE Pharmacy Guild has been working with Government since the implementation of pharmacist-delivered vaccinations to enable its members to access the Australian Immunisation Registers (AIR).


Posted: Tue 11 Apr 17

Guild Update 11 Apr 17: PBS Claims over Easter


THE Department of Human Services - Medicare has advised that PBS Online payments will be paid in advance over the Easter period.


Posted: Tue 04 Apr 17

Guild Update 04 Apr 17:

Closing the Gap co-payment resource


THE Department of Human Services has released a revised education guide for the Closing the Gap - PBS Co-Payment Measure with the aim of providing more helpful information on the scheme.