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About the Council Directed Health Assessments List HPCA is seeking applications from registered health professionals to become a health assessor on the Council Directed Health Assessment List (the List). The List includes suppliers that may be engaged to assess the...

Council Membership Vacancies

Expressions of interest are invited for membership of the Pharmacy Council of NSW for the following vacancies: 1 Pharmacist involved in tertiary education of pharmacists 1 Pharmacist with expertise in working at a hospital pharmacy 2 Community members 1 Lawyer The...

Council membership

Expressions of interest are being sought from suitably qualified and experienced nominees for member, President and Deputy President appointments to the Health Professional Councils of NSW. The health professional Councils are statutory bodies established under the...

BEWARE – SCAMS TO OBTAIN SCHEDULE 8 DRUGS VIA TELEPHONED ORDERS

The NSW Ministry of Health has received several confirmed reports of pharmacists being targeted to obtain Schedule 8 drugs fraudulently.

Changes to ownership application approvals process

Early in 2020 there will be a number of significant changes to the pharmacy ownership approval process. Lodgement dates: There will no longer be lodgement dates for receipt of applications. This means that complete and compliant applications will be assessed and...

Recent Prosecutions - Reminders to Pharmacists

Readers may be aware of the outcome of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Agency’s (AHPRA’s) prosecutions of individuals who were working as pharmacists whilst unregistered and the Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC’s) prosecution of a pharmacist...

Message from the Ministry of Health - Forged prescriptions

Fentanyl patches and oxycodone tablets together make up more than 50% of forgeries reported in the last 12 months, with benzodiazepines coming in next, such as alprazolam making up 9%. When dispensing a prescription for a Schedule 8 medicine, a pharmacist must verify...

Do you compound for other pharmacies?

Are you a compounding pharmacy who compounds for other stores in your banner group? Or provide compounded medication to other colleagues who do not offer a compounding service at their store but provide a “referral “service? Both compounding pharmacists and “referral”...

President's Message

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. We have noticed a number of complaints recently that highlight customers’ perceptions and expectations of...

2018/19 Annual Report

The 2018/19 Annual Report of the Pharmacy Council of NSW is now available. The 2018/19 Annual Report is structured in three parts: Part 1 Information that is common across all Councils, including the responsibilities of Councils, governance, compliance and data reports...

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