The Pharmacy Guild of Australia monitors a wide range of ongoing issues relating to community pharmacy practice, and responds to new issues as they arise.
Here you will find valuable information and resources on the following issues. Please note that some of the links below are to member-only content. If you are not currently logged in as a Guild Member, following the links will prompt you to log in, then will redirect you appropriately after logging you in.
The Pharmacy Issues section contains links to information and resources on emergency management, direct-to-pharmacy distribution systems, absence from work certificates and PharmacyID.
The PBS/RPBS section contains information on the PBS Co-payment Discount, Location Rules, Community Service Obligation, as well as other PBS-related issues, such as the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, claiming from medication charts in aged care, streamlined claiming, PBS schedule variations, PBS pricing changes and notifying the Medicare about unapproved pharmacies.
This page contains links to a number of detailed fact sheets on a range of community pharmacy issues.
The Policies and position statements page contains the Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s policies and position statements on a range of issues.
This section provides an overview on rural and Indigenous health advocacy through the infrastructure of community pharmacy, the Community Pharmacies for Rural & Indigenous Australia (CPRIA) Advisory Group, Rural Pharmacists Australia (RPA) and associated policy and position papers.
eHealth is the transfer of health resources and health care by electronically connecting-up the points of care so that health information can be shared securely.
This section contains information on pharmacy innovations in eHealth, electronic recording and reporting of controlled drugs (ERRCD), the MedView project, secure messaging, telehealth and electronic transfer of prescriptions (ETP).
This page contains a range of useful links to Guild initiatives, Guild programs, Guild-related organisations, Guild-supported websites, Australian and international pharmacy organisations, government information sources and legislation.
This document sets out some of the country’s health challenges, what pharmacies are doing now and what more they can do in the future as part of a more integrated and patient-focussed approach to health care.
While most pharmacists know they need to comply with privacy legislation, there is less awareness of the reforms which came in to effect on 12 March 2014. The Pharmacy Guild of Australia and Pharmaceutical Society of Australia have developed a suite of resources to help their members meet their new privacy obligations.
This page contains information regarding the Competition Policy Review, including links to the Guild's relevant media releases, the Guild's Submissions in response to the Review's Issues Paper and Draft Report, and a summary of the Guild's submission to the Draft Report.