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Collaboration is key as Hospital Pharmacists spotlight medicines safety

Collaboration is key as Hospital Pharmacists spotlight medicines safety

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.

Skills shortage report strengthens SHPA call for pharmacy workforce plan
National Pharmacy Workforce Plan

Skills shortage report strengthens SHPA call for 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).

Strong abstracts signal countdown to MM2022
Medicines Management 2022

Strong abstracts signal countdown to MM2022

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.

New liquid testing research boosts Don't Rush to Crush message
Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research (JPPR)

New liquid testing research boosts Don't Rush to Crush message

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.

World Pharmacists Day 2022
Sunday 25 September

World Pharmacists Day 2022

The 2022 World Pharmacists Day theme is ‘pharmacy united in action’, which carries double meaning for Australia’s hospital pharmacists and their peers.

SHPA members leading the ‘Medicines without harm’ mission
World Patient Safety Day

SHPA members leading the ‘Medicines without harm’ mission

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.

SHPA statement to members on NPS MedicineWise
Quality Use of Medicines

SHPA statement to members on NPS MedicineWise

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.

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