The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA) is the national professional organisation for over 3,000 pharmacists, pharmacists in training, pharmacy technicians and associates working across Australia’s health system. SHPA is the only professional pharmacy organisation with a strong base of members practising in public and private hospitals and other health service facilities.
SHPA is committed to facilitating the safe and effective use of medicines, which is the core business of pharmacists, especially in hospitals. SHPA supports pharmacists to meet medication and related service needs, so that both optimal health outcomes and economic objectives are achieved for Australians, as individuals, for the community as a whole and for healthcare facilities within our systems of healthcare.
SHPA was established in 1941 following the pioneering efforts of 25 public hospital pharmacists from Victoria. From 1947 to 1964 other branches were developed. The inaugural meeting of the national council and first national conference were held in Adelaide in 1961. SHPA is governed by a Federal Council which is supported by Branches and Committees of Specialty Practice. All councillors and committee members are volunteers and are elected by the membership.
the shpa vision:
“excellence in medicines management through leading edge pharmacy practice and research”
the shpa mission:
With a core base of members practising in public and private hospitals and other health service facilities, no professional organisation is better equipped to support pharmacists to serve Australian consumers who are receiving acute or complex health care.
Fundamental to the success of SHPA is the culture of cooperation, collaboration and contribution that is reflected in the high level of membership involvement. A core value held by SHPA is the recognition of the commitment of the many volunteers throughout our membership whose efforts are noteworthy in so many national and branch level SHPA activities and member services.
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