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Investment in WA healthcare welcomed, but Hospital Pharmacy workforce must be bolstered to realise full benefits
SHPA welcomes the Western Australian Government’s 2022-23 Budget, cautions need to bolster Hospital Pharmacy workforce

Investment in WA healthcare welcomed, but Hospital Pharmacy workforce must be bolstered to realise full benefits

SHPA welcomes the Western Australian Government’s 2022-23 Budget but cautions the announced $1.3 billion expenditure in hospitals and pandemic preparedness will have limited impact without developing Australia's current and future workforce of Hospital Pharmacists.

Hospital Pharmacists urge NSW Government to address recommendations from regional health inquiry, ensure safer and timelier care through workforce investments, PBS reform
Shpa responds to new report on health services in rural, regional, remote nsw

Hospital Pharmacists urge NSW Government to address recommendations from regional health inquiry, ensure safer and timelier care through workforce investments, PBS reform

SHPA welcomes release of Report into the Inquiry of Health outcomes and access to health and hospital services in rural, regional and remote New South Wales (the Report), urging the NSW Government to enact all recommendations in the Report and for the Australian Government to provide commensurate support where identified.

Victorian Government spends big on hospitals and workforce, Hospital Pharmacists must be included to ensure quality and safety
SHPA responds to Victorian Government budget

Victorian Government spends big on hospitals and workforce, Hospital Pharmacists must be included to ensure quality and safety

SHPA has welcomed investment of more than $12 billion into Victoria’s hospitals and healthcare system and workforce, announced yesterday by Victorian Treasurer, Hon Tim Pallas MP. The Victorian Budget 2022/23 pledges to address Victoria’s elective surgery backlog, bolster its healthcare workforce, and improve healthcare access for all Victorians by investing in more intensive care and emergency department services.

Hospital Pharmacists welcome bipartisan support for reduced PBS co-payments, guaranteeing cheaper medicines
bipartisan support for reduced PBS co-payments welcomed

Hospital Pharmacists welcome bipartisan support for reduced PBS co-payments, guaranteeing cheaper medicines

SHPA welcomes the Federal Labor Party’s announcement pledging to reduce the general patient Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) co payment from $42.50 to $30 from 1 January 2023, and their bipartisan support to improve medicines affordability and access for Australians, guaranteeing Australians more affordable medicines from 2023.

Hospital Pharmacists welcome PBS co-payment reduction pledge, urge bipartisan backing to improve access to medicines
PBS co-payment reduction pledge welcomed

Hospital Pharmacists welcome PBS co-payment reduction pledge, urge bipartisan backing to improve access to medicines

SHPA welcomes the joint announcement from Prime Minister, the Hon. Scott Morrison MP and Minister for Health and Aged Care, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP to reduce the general patient PBS co-payment from $42.50 to $32.50 from 1 January 2023 and calls for bipartisan support on this announcement to ensure the best access to medicines is guaranteed for all Australians after the Federal election.

SHPA releases Australian-first pharmacy practice standard for surgical settings
Australian-first pharmacy practice standard for surgical settings released

SHPA releases Australian-first pharmacy practice standard for surgical settings

The first Australian pharmacy practice standard for surgery and perioperative medicine has been released by the SHPA, setting benchmark pharmacist-to-patient ratios and identifying emerging and essential services to improve safety as the number and complexity of surgeries continue to grow.

Now is the time for Hospital Pharmacist-led action for a safer medicines future
Federal Election confirmed

Now is the time for Hospital Pharmacist-led action for a safer medicines future

With the Federal Election confirmed for Saturday 21 May, SHPA has called on the major parties to agree in-principle to important reforms to support patients by enhancing medication safety, provide more equitable access to medicines and plan for the workforce needed to underpin Australia’s future health and wellbeing.

Hospital Pharmacists essential to clearing Victorian elective surgery backlog amid $1.5b investment
SHPA welcomes the Victorian Government’s announcement of $1.5b to address the backlog of elective surgery waitlists

Hospital Pharmacists essential to clearing Victorian elective surgery backlog amid $1.5b investment

SHPA has welcomed the Victorian Government’s announcement of $1.5b to address the backlog of elective surgery waitlists built up during the COVID-19 pandemic, while cautioning the need to also bolster the expert Hospital Pharmacist workforce required to ensure safety is maintained.

National Awards shed light on achievements in Hospital Pharmacy
2021 Members' awards announced!

National Awards shed light on achievements in Hospital Pharmacy

Hospital Pharmacists and Technicians from across the country have been recognised by their peers for their achievements in improving pharmacy services as the Society of Hospital Pharmacists (SHPA) today announced the winners of the 2021 SHPA Members’ Awards, chosen from last year’s Branch Award recipients by member vote.

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