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This page lists the newsletters of the Pharmacy Council of NSW.

Call for Expression of Interest - Shared Lay Members Panel

Please note: The deadline for these Expressions of Interest has now passed. Expressions of interest are being sought from suitably qualified and experienced nominees for appointment by the Minister for Health to the Health Professional Councils Authority Shared Lay...

Podcast: The dangers of high-risk medications

In this episode, we take a closer look at the dangers involved with high-risk medications such as Fentanyl. And what can pharmacists do when dispensing drugs like Fentanyl? Our expert panel features Bruce Battye, Director of the Pharmaceutical Regulatory Unit, along...

Podcast: Keeping the public safe - What pharmacists need to know

In this episode, we discover how the Pharmaceutical Regulatory Unit (the PRU) and the Pharmacy Council of NSW - are working together to keep the public safe. How does the PRU and Council manage complaints and investigations into Pharmacists? And what can pharmacists do...

NSW Pharmacy Quarterly Stakeholder Forum 2022 - Communique

The Pharmacy Council of NSW has launched a new initiative involving a quarterly forum bringing together key pharmacy stakeholder agencies to discuss issues of relevance to the profession. The impetus for this initiative was an increase in complaints about pharmacists...

Primacy of the preceptor

The intern year is a pivotal time in a pharmacist’s career and choosing a preceptor is an important component that requires some thought. Factors that commonly influence the choice of preceptor include convenience to where the intern lives and /or whether there has...

Introducing Rick Samimi – new Council member

In February, the Council welcomed Rick Samimi as a pharmacist practitioner member of the Council. Rick is a graduate of the University of Sydney and has been a registered pharmacist since 1991. He has completed a Master of Commerce (UNSW) and a Graduate Diploma in...

Tough love – mandatory notifications

Health practitioners are traditionally reluctant to make mandatory notifications for various reasons. These include a fear of becoming a part of a drawn out legal process or a perception that they are ‘dobbing in’ their peers or fellow health practitioners. It can be a...

Case Study - Your duty to be candid and honest

This month we draw your attention to a case involving a nurse who admitted to forging prescriptions on pads stolen from two medical practitioners. The prescriptions were for opioids and benzodiazepines, and the fact that they were forgeries was detected by the...

Practical tips – Emergency supply

My patient has run out of their medication and doesn’t have a script but needs the medication today. I don’t want them to go without - what are my obligations and what can I do? The issue of the request for or the supply of a medication without a physical prescription...

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