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We answer your questions on CPD and the October quiz

We republish our article about Continuing Professional Development which was included in our October edition of Council News. To review the article again or to check your answers to the quiz, read on. What is the point of Continuing Professional Development? CPD is a...

From the Inspectors

AND WE DO CARE ABOUT YOU… Amidst the turmoil of bush fires and the COVID pandemic, your Pharmacy Council Inspectors have attempted to emulate the aspirations of the US Postal Service, that is, always getting through. Apart from a six week period in April/May when your...

Resources for proprietors

‘Where can I find this information?’ ‘I didn’t know this guidance was available to me.’ ‘I have never seen that advice before.’ These are phrases we at the Pharmacy Council of NSW hear repeatedly when speaking to pharmacists. When a concern has been raised in the form...

In conversation with Paul Sinclair AM, former member of the Pharmacy Council of NSW

Paul Sinclair was first registered as a pharmacist in 1981 and owned community pharmacies in south west Sydney, southern highlands and the central coast during 1981 to 2017. Paul’s professional activities also included Past President NSW Branch Pharmacy Guild of...

Near miss case study

A regular customer arrived to collect her repeat prescriptions which had been ordered through an app several days previously. This customer was a pharmacist who used to work at the pharmacy and was well known to the staff by her first name. The shop assistant greeted...

Applying the poisons legislation – practical tips

In this section of the newsletter we will help you apply the poisons legislation in your practice. Each newsletter will include explanations, guidance, tips and resources relating to one or more of the common areas where the Council sees that practitioners have...

Prosecution of pharmacy owner

Pharmacists are the gatekeepers of pharmacy services and play a very specific and important role in the proper and appropriate supply of restricted substances from pharmacies. To support this position, legislation in Australia restricts the ownership of pharmacy...

Call for Expressions of Interest

Vacancies: 1 Practitioner member - involved in education of the profession 1 Practitioner member - hospital pharmacist 2 Community members 1 Australian Lawyer [1] Contact: Sharlene Wiebenga Phone: 9219 0273 Email: hpca-ps-appointments@health.nsw.gov.au Website: www...

OTP quiz

In our August 2020 edition of Council News we presented a case study on the Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) pitfalls and consequences; and asked could this happen in your pharmacy? The case study is available here . For those who attempted the quiz - below are the...

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