The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA) has welcomed the expansion of funded Hospital Pharmacy Intern and Foundation Resident positions in rural and regional Western Australia as a shot in the arm for workforce sustainability and medicines safety in the vast state.
The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA) today congratulated the ACT Government on its successful go-live of the territory-wide Digital Health Record this past weekend in ACT hospitals.
The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA) has marked the culmination of Medicines Safety Week and build-up to World Antimicrobial Awareness Week by reiterating the indispensable role of pharmacists both in interdisciplinary hospital teams and bridging care gaps to the community and residential aged care.
Hospital Pharmacists welcome medicines cost relief, but sustainable workforce needed to drive hospital and health reform
SHPA has welcomed the Albanese Labor Government’s first Budget tonight, which addresses major issues facing Australia’s healthcare system through investment into Medicare, the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) aged care and health workforce, amid focus on the economy, environment and cost-of-living pressures.
PharmCare Conference 2023
SHPA has announced the dates and location for PharmCare Conference 2023, Australia’s new conference for accredited, embedded and General Practice pharmacists leading patient-centred care, 2-4 March 2023 in Hobart, Tasmania.
National Pharmacy Workforce Plan
SHPA has reiterated its call for the commissioning of a ten-year National Pharmacy Workforce Plan to support pharmacy workforce sustainability, after the nationwide shortages of Hospital Pharmacists and Retail Pharmacists were formally acknowledged yesterday by the National Skills Commission (NSC).
Medicines Management 2022
SHPA has formally finalised the rigorous abstract review process for Medicines Management 2022, the 46th SHPA National Conference (MM2022) with one month of Early Bird registration remaining as momentum builds toward the return of the marquee face-to-face event.
Pharmacy united in action
SHPA has marked 2022 World Pharmacists Day (September 25) by shining the spotlight on members, who are ‘united in action’ across the country as well as in expert, interdisciplinary healthcare teams.
Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research (JPPR)
Australian researchers have tested the thickness of oral liquid medicines against international standards for the first time, aiding the safe administration of medicines for Australians with dysphagia – difficulty swallowing foods or liquids – through the leading Don’t Rush to Crush resource.
Sunday 25 September
The 2022 World Pharmacists Day theme is ‘pharmacy united in action’, which carries double meaning for Australia’s hospital pharmacists and their peers.
World Patient Safety Day
The safe use of medicines is again in the global spotlight as the World Health Organization (WHO)’s annual World Patient Safety Day focuses on ‘Medication without Harm’, with some of Australia’s leading hospital pharmacists marking this year’s theme via a special opinion series detailing strategy, advice and inspiration to minimise risks of avoidable patient harm from medications.
Quality Use of Medicines
NPS MedicineWise Board has announced their decision to cease the company’s operations at the end of 2022. From 1 January 2023, NPS MedicineWise will no longer receive Federal Government funding to deliver Quality Use of Medicines activities, and existing functions will transfer either to the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) or to new contestable funding arrangements.