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Future of Pharmacy Stakeholder Forum - initial steps : 27/07/2010 :

Following the release by PSA of the Issues Paper on the Future of Pharmacy in Australia, a meeting was convened last Friday, 23 July 2010 to discuss the need for a whole-of-profession vision for the future of pharmacy. This 'Future of Pharmacy Stakeholder Forum' was attended by nominees from 11 peak pharmacy organisations representing all sectors of the profession.

Participants identified a high-level process to reach agreement on a whole-of-profession vision for the future of pharmacy and recognised the need for an agreed process on how to implement this vision. They undertook to seek the commitment of their respective organisations to start the processes needed to develop a whole-of-profession vision for Australian pharmacy and agreed to meet again within two to three months.

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Journal of Pharmacy Practice & Research - a CPD resource : 27/07/2010 :

Pharmacists in all sectors will find CPD I and some CPD 2 activities in the recent issue of the quarterly Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research (JPPR), although most of these are accessible to SHPA members only. Topics covered in the current issue (dated June 2010) include:

  • Pictorial asthma action plans for children – are the illustrations effective?
  • Evidence, ethics and medication management for older people
  • Evaluation of antifungal treatment guidelines for immunosuppressed patients
  • Rapid desensitisation of an immunocompetent patient with cotrimoxazole hypersensitivity
  • Improvement in pharmacist’s performance facilitated by an adapted competency-based general level framework
  • Bioavailability, bioequivalence, generics and switching or substitution: science, emotion and vested interests (editorial)

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YTD PBS growth running at 5% in dollar terms : 26/07/2010 :

PBS figures for June 2010 have been released by Medicare Australia.

Script numbers were up 12% compared to June 2009 with absolute dollars also up by 13%.

Calendar year to date figures show a decline in script numbers of 0.2% and growth in dollar terms of 5.0%.

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Key dates for PAC 2010 attendees & poster submissions : 26/07/2010 :

This week marks a number of key dates for pharmacists planning to attend, or participate in, the Pharmacy Australia Congress (PAC) in Melbourne during October. Those planning to attend PAC10 have only until Thursday, 29 July, to save up to $250 on registration fees through the PSA Early Bird Price offers.

Due to the Spring Racing Carnival being held the same weekend as PAC10, some of the accommodation reservations made for PAC delegates must be released back to a number of hotels at the end of this week. To ensure delegates receive their hotel of choice it is recommended that hotel bookings be finalised by 30 July.

Another key date this week is the closing of submissions of poster abstracts for presentation at PAC10. To ensure maximum exposure of poster submissions, special poster presentation sessions have been set aside during the middle of the day so delegates can be present without it limiting their attendance at other Congress sessions and events.

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PSA walk-a-thon progress - making tracks : 26/07/2010 :

Just two weeks into its national walk-a-thon, PSA staff have walked the equivalent of the distance from the Society's National Office in Canberra to Hobart and have turned around and are heading back north.
 
The aim of the walk-a-thon is for PSA staff across the country to see how many times they can walk the distance around Australia before the Pharmacy Australia Congress from 28-31 October. A personal goal for each participant is to see how many times they can walk from their home location to Melbourne, where PAC10 is being held. Last week the staff walked a staggering 776.48km.
 
Participants and observers are being kept up to date on progress of the walk-a-thon through PSA's Facebook page.  After last week's first Facebook post about the walk-a-thon, a number of Facebook followers joined the health initiative and new participants are welcome at any time.

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National register of health practitioners now online : 26/07/2010 :

AHPRA has published online a national Register of Practitioners for each of the 10 health professions regulated by the national scheme. You can now check your registration status and that of any other registered health practitioner online, by searching with name, or profession, or new registration number, or principal place of practice.

Western Australian health practitioners are not included in the register as WA has not yet joined the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme, but is expected to do so soon.

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RGH E-Bulletin: Caffeine : 26/07/2010 :

The topic of this week's RGH E‑Bulletin is Caffeine.

"Caffeine is a methylxanthine compound used medicinally to stimulate the central nervous system in combating fatigue and drowsiness. Caffeine also stimulates skeletal muscle contraction and gastric secretion. Caffeine has a medical indication for the management of neonatal apnoea, and may also have a role in sports medicine with ongoing research on its use to enhance endurance in elite athletes. Caffeine occurs naturally in the leaves, nuts and seeds of plants. Guarana derivatives, available in many forms in Australia, are produced from the guarana plant seeds (which contain 3.6-5.8% caffeine)."

Click here to read the bulletin in full. The E‑Bulletins are archived on the AusPharmList website here.

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Gollman: we're fine thanks : 23/07/2010 :

Following what it says was a "misleading publication" in the Australian media this week dispensing robot supplier Gollman has moved to reassure the market that all is well. According to Chairman of GOLLMANN International, Daniel Gollmann, the company is keen to to prevent wrong market perceptions about GOLLMANN’s future in Australia.

In a statement issued overnight he said that rapid recent business growth meant that significant additional investment was required to meet operational expansion and the local distributor had "found significant challenges in raising the required capital to meet the growth requirements".

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Demystifying the new CPD requirements : 23/07/2010 :

The Australian Pharmacy Liason Forum (APLF) has issued a fact sheet to help clarify the new CPD requirements for pharmacists as they are practising and encourage a positive approach to CPD.

Given the level of queries from pharmacists as to whether they will readily be able to meet the new requirements, APLF has set out the facts along with a mini 'case study' reflecting every-day type learning activities, to reassure pharmacists that the requirements are achievable regardless of where they live or whether they can easily attend face-to-face sessions. APLF emphasises that given the routine learning activities that pharmacists are typically involved in, most will find that the extra steps to meet PBA CPD requirements are largely about keeping a summary record.

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Poll: Coalition felt to be a little friendlier to community pharmacy : 23/07/2010 :

In this week's poll AusPharm asked which of the two major parties you feel would deliver a better deal for community pharmacy, given the history of bipartisan support for pharmacy and the pharmacy agreements, and with the recent insights into the Gillard and Abbott dealings provided by Stephen Greenwood. 

(Leaving the don't know (16%) / don't care (3%) results aside) for our chart 34% of respondents felt the Coalition was more community pharmacy's friend, 29% felt both of the main parties were the same, and 18% felt Labor.

So the Coalition came out just a little in front as a better proposition for community pharmacy, with almost as many people feeling there's not much to choose between the two main contenders. This may reflect the view that the major parties on the whole have moved more toward middling common ground in recent years. 

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October PAC a rich source of CPD points : 22/07/2010 :

For pharmacists seeking ideas on how to gain continuing professional development points, PSA has helpfully provided a summary of CPD points that can be gained from attending various sessions at the Pharmacy Australia Congress (PAC) in Melbourne, from 28-31 October 2010.

The National Registration and Accreditation Scheme which came into effect on 1 July 2010, requires pharmacists across Australia to complete CPD which is relevant to their scope of practice. Under the NRAS, the initial requirement for CPD credits is 20 credits for the period ending 30 September 2011, increasing 12-monthly to 40 credits for the period ending 30 September 2013.

During the congress (Thurs to Sun), the sessions on offer amount to up to 35 CPD credits.

 

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NPS announces appointment of new directors : 22/07/2010 :

The NPS yesterday announced the appointment of two new directors to their board. Dr Winston Liauw replaced Shane Carney as a prescriber/researcher class director on 18 June, while Dr Andrew Knight will replace Dr Shiong Tan as the GP class director from 3 August.

Dr Winston Liauw is a practising medical oncologist and clinical pharmacologist with a Masters degree in pharmaceutical development. Dr Andrew Knight is a GP working in Katoomba, NSW, with 20 years' clinical experience.

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Judy Liauw and CJD : 22/07/2010 :

At Judy Liauw's funeral on Tuesday there were donation forms for the CJD Support Group Network.

I am taking the liberty of reproducing that information and link here.

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Large pool of submissions for SHPA conference : 21/07/2010 :

If quantity is anything to go by, the November 2010 SHPA medicines management conference should deliver a diverse range of papers and poster presentations on recent and innovative pharmacy practice. The secretariat has received 375 submissions, of which they will select 80 papers and 200 posters for the Melbourne event.

The clinical focus areas of this year's 3-day conference program are chronic disease management, pain control and infectious diseases.

Early bird registration is available until 3 September.

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PBA releases advertising guidelines & code of conduct : 21/07/2010 :

'Pharmacy Guidelines for Advertising Health Related Services' and a 'Pharmacy Code of Conduct for Registered Health Practitioners' are now available on the Pharmacy Board of Australia website.

Guidelines are approved by the Board and may be used as evidence of what constitutes appropriate professional conduct or practice for pharmacy in proceedings under the National Law or a law of a co-regulatory jurisdiction against a health practitioner.

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Poll: which party is a better deal for community pharmacy? : 21/07/2010 :

Politics will be hard to avoid over the next 30 days, so AusPharm is going with the flow and will be runing a number of election-themed polls in the coming weeks to gauge the thinking amongst pharmacists.

Given the history of bipartisan support for pharmacy and the pharmacy agreements, and with the recent insights into the Gillard and Abbott dealings provided by Stephen Greenwood's AusPharm articles... which of the two major parties do you feel would deliver a better deal for community pharmacy?

Please let us know by voting in today's AusPharm poll.

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PHARMeFOOTY weekly wrap : 21/07/2010 :

AFL Round 16 was too tough for tipsters with nobody able to select all the 8 winners. Trish Kimber from Burdens Elizabeth was closest to the margin and takes the weekly prize, well done Trish. In 2nd place was Wendy Robinson from the Pharmacy Guild with Rachel Melville taking 3rd spot.

NRL Round 19 saw 5 tipsters select all 8 winners correctly. It came down to cumulative margin to determine the prize and Anthony Stanton of Blooms is the weekly winner. In 2nd was Greg Bereza from Kingscliff Village Pharmacy with Geoff Oliver of HMR Consultant taking out 3rd.

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Farewell to Judy Liauw : 21/07/2010 :

I was one of those who attended yesterday’s funeral of Judy in Dandenong South, Victoria, near where she grew up and also where her parents still live.

The funeral was a very personal family farewell from her husband Chung and children Shu Fen, Shu Ling and Han Loong and her extended family. Many friends and colleagues attended including from the Tasmanian  and wider Australian pharmacy community.

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Pharmacy representation on Indigenous Allied Health Group : 20/07/2010 :

Trangie pharmacist, Faye McMillan, has been appointed as the pharmacy representative on the federal government’s Indigenous Allied Health Australia Incorporated (IAHA) Board of Directors. IAHA, a peak national body established to improve the health of indigenous Australians will represent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health professionals and students.

Chair of the PSA’s Rural Special Interest Group, Karalyn Huxhagen, said IAHA would bring together for the first time indigenous allied health professionals such as pharmacists, physiotherapists, dieticians, occupational therapists and optometrists, and students in these professions, from around the country. “Over the many years of the Rural Pharmacy program there has been a concerted effort to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to choose pharmacy as a career,” Ms Huxhagen said. “However, there have been many barriers to achieving these goals and pharmacy has worked very hard to overcome them.

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AACP welcomes proposed changes to HMR model : 20/07/2010 :

The Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacy (AACP) said yesterday that it welcomed the Pharmacy Guild's recent news on the proposed changes to the (Home Medicines Review) HMR model. The Guild confirmed last week that HMRs and Residential Medication Management Reviews (RMMRs) will continue to be funded under the 5th Agreement, with some changes proposed to both models. For HMRs, this includes a direct referral model and post-discharge HMRs initiated by the hospital for high-risk patients. For RMMRs this includes funding QUM services separately from the review component and increasing the focus on collaborative reviews.
 
According to AACP, direct referral [and payment] will develop closer collaboration between GPs and accredited pharmacists - many GPs have voiced a preference for their usual medical model of referral. GP referral is built on trust and professional relationships, so this greater flexibility to the HMR model will enable accredited pharmacists to form those links. AACP doesn't believe it will decrease the number of referrals to the patient's preferred community pharmacy, but will create an opportunity for more HMRs.

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