Media releases

View the latest media releases from SHPA, the professional partner of Australia’s specialty pharmacists working at the leading edge of practice.

For more information or to arrange an interview please contact Susie Brown, Communications and Media Advisor via sbrown@shpa.org.au or 0437 119 286.

  • JPPR explores minimising high-risk medicines harm - Monday 17 December 2018
  • SHPA pays tribute to outgoing PSA President, Dr Shane Jackson - Wednesday 12 December 2018
  • SHPA grants reward innovative pharmacy thinking - Tuesday 11 December 2018
  • 'SHPA welcomes Victorian Health Minister Mikakos' - Friday 30 November 2018
  • 'We're all geriatric medicine pharmacists now': Dr Rohan Elliott receives 2018 SHPA Australian Clinical Pharmacy Award - Tuesday 27 November 2018
  • Embrace pharmacy's pillars': Dr Lisa Pont awarded 2018 SHPA medal of Merit - Tuesday 27 November 2018
  • SHPA primed for the future as Professor Michael Dooley steps down from Presidency - Sunday 25 November 2018
  • 'Let go of what holds you back': Assoc. Prof. Ian Coombes inspires as Fred J Boyd Award winner - Saturday 24 November 2018
  • Landmark report reveals urgent collaboration needed to stem looking opioid 'epidemic' - Friday 23 November 2018
  • Turning points in pharmacy as key programs lift off - Friday 23 November 2018
  • New opioid data drives urgency for national action - Friday 9 November 2018
  • Pharmacists shine as first Advancing Practice credentials awarded - Thursday 1 November 2018
  • JPPR doubles down on deprescribing - Tuesday 23 October 2018
  • SHPA Queensland Branch welcomes pharmacy policy support - Thursday 18 October 2018
  • More than conversations: Pharmacists get to the heart of patient-centred care - Friday 12 October 2018
  • Specialty Practice thriving as national platform for pharmacy expertise - Tuesday 9 October 2018
  • Hospital pharmacy essential to patient safety and high-quality care in hospitals - Tuesday 2 October 2018
  • Pharmacists poised to exert expertise in era of new health challenges - Tuesday 25 September 2018
  • New medicines shortages law a big win for members and public - Tuesday 11 September 2018
  • Pharmacy World Congress Brisbane-bound in 2021 - Saturday 1 September 2018
  • New Board Director welcomed to casual vacancy - Wednesday 22 August 2018
  • Cooperation and communication at the heart of latest JPPR - Tuesday 14 August 2018
  • $10,000 grant gives young pharmacists unprecedented opportunity - Thursday 9 August 2018
  • SHPA rejects vial sharing misinformation - Wednesday 8 August 2018
  • SHPA adds voice to historic Uluru Statement - Wednesday 8 August 2018
  • Essential updates for all Australian pharmacists and nurses as Don't Rush to Crush 3 released - Wednesday 8 August 2018
  • High-level forum begins new opioid safety push - Monday 30 July 2018
  • Abstracts record smashed as MM2018 build-up begins - Wednesday 18 July 2018
  • New era for growing Residency program - Tuesday 17 July 2018
  • New $30,000 grant targets emerging pharmacy researchers - Tuesday 10 July 2018
  • From coalface to Canberra: SHPA welcomes medicines shortages legislation - Friday 29 June 2018
  • Pivotal pharmacist value highlighted in June JPPR - Monday 18 June 2018
  • It’s time: MM2018 early bird registrations open - Thursday 24 May 2018
  • Hospital pharmacists driving new effort to stem opioid misuse and abuse in Australia - Wednesday 16 May 2018
  • Evidence backs individual approach to health supplements in pregnancy - Sunday 13 May 2018
  • SHPA welcomes investment in next generation of leading Victorian pharmacists - Monday 14 May 2018
  • Student Symposium 2018 to shape the future - Friday 11 May 2018
  • New Board for a new era: Three directors appointed - Thursday 10 May 2018
  • SHPA welcomes strong and sustainable focus on medicines and public hospitals - Tuesday 8 May 2018
  • Proposed protocol to reduce medicines shortages puts Australian patients first - Monday 30 April 2018
  • It’s time! MM2018 splashes to life - Monday 23 April 2018
  • Powering peer learning: SHPA’s Specialty Practice a pathway to CPD - Thursday 22 March 2018
  • Open call for pharmacy students to shine - Friday 9 March 2018
  • Celebrating the ever-expanding core of pharmacy practice - Tuesday 6 March 2018
  • Booming JPPR turns attention to patient safety - Tuesday 20 February 2018
  • Growing the next generation: New pharmacy student initiatives announced - Thursday 25 January 2018
  • Evidence is clear as codeine changes near - Thursday 18 January 2018
  • Professor Michael Dooley re-elected SHPA President - Friday 22 December 2017
  • Stronger alliance heralds new investment in pharmacists’ health and wellbeing - Tuesday 19 December 2017
  • More hospitals take the lead as Foundation Residencies grow across Australia - Thursday 14 December 2017
  • Essential and evolving: Pharmacy research celebrated in latest JPPR - Monday 11 December 2017
  • Pharmacists showing GRIT in the Top End - Wednesday 29 November 2017
  • Excellence and patient impact - Tuesday 21 November 2017
  • Accolades and accomplishments as conference rounds out landmark year - Monday 20 November 2017
  • Dr Karen Whitfield receives 2017 SHPA Australian Clinical Pharmacy Award - Monday 20 November 2017
  • Dr Michael Barras awarded 2017 SHPA Medal of Merit - Monday 20 November 2017
  • National honour for statewide patient impact - Friday 17 November 2017
  • SHPA Mentoring Program launched - Friday 17 November 2017
  • Lack of national resolve on codeine rescheduling will cost lives - Saturday 4 November 2017
  • Pharmacist value overlooked in productivity report - Wednesday 25 October 2017
  • New perspectices on crucial transitions of care - Wednesday 25 October 2017
  • Protecting patients: Victoria on the right track with real-time prescription monitoring - Friday 20 October 2017
  • SHPA welcomes global medications safety focus - Thursday 12 October 2017
  • Overwhelming member support primes SHPA for bold future - Tuesday 26 September 2017
  • Global report a powerful endorsement of Australian pharmacy innovation - Tuesday 12 September 2017
  • SHPA Residency Program broadens horizons - Tuesday 12 September 2017
  • Symposium caps stellar first year for SHPA Residency Program - Tuesday 29 August 2017
  • Flagship journal puts women's and children's health in focus - Monday 21 August 2017
  • Hospital pharmacy an underutilised conduit to improve community care - Tuesday 1 August 2017
  • Real pharmacists making real differences - Wednesday 12 July 2017
  • SHPA events look to the future - Tuesday 27 June 2017
  • King Review interim report: Opportunities remain to harness hospital pharmacist expertise - Friday 23 June 2017
  • Medicines survey reveals hospitals ‘short-shelved’, pharmacists in the dark - Wednesday 14 June 2017
  • Historic partnership heralds new international advanced pharmacy practice model - Monday 29 May 2017
  • SHPA welcomes PBS protections and patient savings in 2017 Budget - Tuesday 9 May 2017
  • Long-term corticosteroids: Act early to minimise fracture risk - Monday 17 April 2017
  • New collaborative to boost pharmacy research funding, reach and patient impact - Monday 3 April 2017
  • Minister’s intervention best for patients - Friday 31 March 2017
  • Do you have GRIT? New journal shakes up pharmacy scene - Tuesday 28 March 2017
  • Medicine pricing reform the right prescription - Monday 6 March 2017
  • From pilot to practice: Advancing Australian pharmacy workforce confirmed as priority - Friday 24 February 2017
  • Leadership and expertise in practice as hospital pharmacist mitigates medicine contamination - Thursday 23 February 2017
  • New era for SHPA flagship - Friday 10 February 2017
  • More SHPA residency program sites accredited - Thursday 1 December 2016
  • Debbie Rigby receives Australian Clinical Pharmacy Award at Medicines Management 2016 - Saturday 19 November 2016
  • A/Associate Professor Debra Rowett presented with prestigious Fred J Boyd Award - Saturday 19 November 2016
  • Big changes for SHPA publishing program announced at Medicines Management 2016 - Saturday 19 November 2016
  • Crucial pharmacy workforce study released - Saturday 19 November 2016
  • Kate Richardson Awarded SHPA Medal of Merit - Friday 18 November 2016
  • Medicines Management 2016 — CEO Speech Sets Direction for the Future - Thursday 17 November 2016
  • Pharmacists proud to tackle antibiotic resistance: SHPA - Thursday 10 November 2016
  • Accredited SHPA Residency Program Sites Announced for 2017 - Wednesday 2 November 2016
  • Medicinal cannabis: a national approach is necessary - Tuesday 1 November 2016
  • SHPA Will Take Action to Support Continuation of Advanced Practice Recognition - Wednesday 12 October 2016
  • SHPA Vision for the Future of Pharmacy is Winning Strong Support - Tuesday 11 October 2016
  • Important initiative to support pharmacists - Monday 10 October 2016
  • Reform needed for high quality and safe care: SHPA - Thursday 6 October 2016
  • Residency Program kicks off - Monday 5 September 2016
  • Patients and consumers encouraged to ask questions in hospital - Monday 22 August 2016
  • SHPA supports chemotherapy report recommendations for pharmacy practice - Wednesday 10 August 2016
  • Redesign Project Hits Targets - Wednesday 10 August 2016
  • Residency Program gaining momentum - Monday 8 August 2016
  • King Review an opportunity for reform and changed focus - Saturday 30 July 2016
  • Ideas, priorities and directions emerge from best ever SHPA Future Summit - Tuesday 26 July 2016
  • Future Summit tackles critical medicines issues - Monday 25 July 2016
  • MM2016 Conference Milestone; 500 abstracts submitted - Monday 18 July 2016
  • SHPA congratulates Federal Health Minister The Hon. Sussan Ley MP - Monday 18 July 2016
  • SHPA supports commitment to health care and hospitals in NSW Budget - Tuesday 21 June 2016
  • SHPA supports campaign for judicious use of antimicrobials - Friday 17 June 2016
  • SHPA supports health initiatives in Queensland Budget - Friday 17 June 2016
  • It is time to support hospital-initiated medication reviews - Tuesday 14 June 2016
  • SHPA will support members considering Advanced Practice Credentialing - Wednesday 8 June 2016
  • Research Brains Meet in Melbourne - Friday 3 June 2016
  • SHPA announces second key appointment - Tuesday 24 May 2016
  • SHPA announces appointment of General Manager of Workforce Transformation - Friday 20 May 2016
  • SHPA Councillor awarded for work that improves medicines management for older Australians - Friday 20 May 2016
  • SHPA congratulates Tasmanian Government on Budget initiatives to support hospital pharmacy - Wednesday 18 May 2016
  • Survey for Hospital Pharmacy Technician and Assistant Role Redesign - Tuesday 10 May 2016
  • SHPA supports PBS investment announced in 2016 Budget - Thursday 5 May 2016
  • SHPA supports Budget measure to fast-track medicine approvals - Thursday 5 May 2016
  • SHPA supports key Budget health initiative - Thursday 5 May 2016
  • The Hon Sussan Ley to open SHPA Annual Conference - Wednesday 4 May 2016
  • Pharmacists are key to cardiac rehabilitation - Monday 2 May 2016
  • Full steam ahead for critical SHPA workforce projects - Monday 11 April 2016
  • Evolution of the ‘Health Care Homes’ initiative could lead to better medicines management and better health outcomes - Thursday 31 March 2016
  • SHPA supports Campaign by Choosing Wisely Australia - Wednesday 16 March 2016
  • Credentialing decision provides boost for Advanced Practice Pharmacists - Wednesday 9 March 2016
  • Key Appointments at the Society of Hospital Pharmacists - Thursday 28 January 2016