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Application for appointment as a Council Directed Health Assessor

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...

Professional conduct on Social Media

Social media is an easily accessible public forum which can be open to misinterpretation or used inappropriately. Health practitioners must be alert to how inappropriate conduct on social media can lead to complaints of unprofessional conduct or professional misconduct...

Changes to annual declaration and annual renewal in 2022

We are working hard to improve the way we process pharmacy ownership applications. We are excited to share a number of changes that are coming in the next few months that will make our procedures more efficient, and will offer greater convenience to pharmacists and...

The Pharmacy Council in NSW – Role in Regulation

Background In 2010, 10 health professional councils in NSW were established under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (NSW) (the National Law (NSW)), including the Pharmacy Council of NSW. A further five health professions have been added since. The...

COVID-19 Update: Public Health Order (No.3) – Mandatory Vaccinations

As you will be aware, on 23 December 2021 the Public Health (COVID-19 Health Care Workers Vaccination) Order (No.3) 2021 commenced. This Order requires mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for all registered health professionals in NSW , regardless of practice setting. It...

Attention compounders – are your risk assessments adequate?

Pharmacy Board of Australia Guidelines on Compounding of Medicines outline that one of the fundamental requirements of compounding is that the pharmacist must complete a risk assessment. Several matters before the Council in recent years have highlighted that...

Going away or shutting up/down (English is a great language when “up” equals “down”)

A message from your inspectors: On rare occasions, the situation arises where a pharmacist, usually in a one-person business, suffers a sickness or accident or a pressing incident arises or perhaps requires a break or holiday. They need to be away from their pharmacy...

To the Proprietor – do you know your responsibilities?

The Pharmacy Council continues to receive complaints that involve a lack of oversight by proprietor pharmacists. The Pharmacy Board of Australia (PBA) Guidelines for proprietor pharmacists provides clear guidance for proprietors in relation to their roles and...

Shopping for fentanyl

Doctor shopping, or the practice by patients of seeking prescriptions from multiple prescribers and presenting them at multiple pharmacies, has long been an area where pharmacists have needed to be extremely vigilant. It has come to the notice of the Pharmacy Council...

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