As we come into the traditional busy season in pharmacy, the Council has also continued to remain busy with an ever increasing number of notifications.
The 2018/19 Annual Report of the Pharmacy Council of NSW is now available.
The 2018/19 Annual Report is structured in three parts:
The Pharmacy Council of New South Wales is pleased to announce the launch of its Compounding checklist and Premises and equipment guidance for non-sterile complex compounding.
Message from the President
Welcome, introductions and important updates
The Council has announced an increase in the complaints component of the registration fee for NSW pharmacists for 2019/20.
We receive over 300 complaints against pharmacists every year. Each complaint is assessed by us and the Health Care Complaints Commission.
Authority requirements for certain prescriptions has emerged as a knowledge gap for many pharmacists. Do you know what type of authorities are required for different prescriptions?
I recently attended a conference for regulators of Health Professionals. One of the keynote presentations really made me stop and think about what I do day to day.
Last year we saw a large increase in the number of reported complaints relating to the compounding of medicines in pharmacies in NSW.
When entering a prescription into the dispense system, it has been found that many pharmacists are not entering all the correct and required information.