Fact sheets & position statements

SHPA produces a range of position statements to explain key policy positions for members and the broader community. These position statements articulate SHPA’s considered views on key topics and issues that are relevant to the professional role of members. SHPA also produces a range of fact sheets which explain the role of hospital pharmacy departments, cognitive services and other activities of hospital pharmacists. SHPA fact sheets and position statements are developed by SHPA subject matter experts and approved by the SHPA Federal Council. 

Position statements
Fact Sheets for the community
Fact Sheets for Hospital Pharmacists
Other resources


Position statements


Fact Sheets for the community

Risk factors for medication-related problems (SHPA Fact Sheet)
So You're Going into Hospital  (SHPA consumer information)


Fact Sheets for Hospital Pharmacists

SHPA has developed this suite of fact sheets that can be used by hospital pharmacy managers to promote the role of hospital pharmacists. Each fact sheet has been prepared as a standalone document.

The fact sheets are designed to support you in your discussions with CEOs, hospital managers and department heads to highlight the valuable contribution pharmacists can make within your organisations. They can also be used when lobbying for funding for new positions and the inclusion of pharmacists as part of the healthcare team within the various clinical units and departments in your hospitals.

SHPA acknowledges the unrestricted research grant provided by Celgene which has supported this initiative through the Research into Practice pharmacist role.


Other resources

Information about hospital pharmacy as a career is now in the Becoming a Hospital Pharmacist section of this website. 

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