Practitioner

I have to attend drug or alcohol screening

Some practitioners need to attend screening for drug and/or alcohol use. This page explains the process and provides the policies, procedures and practical information these practitioners will need.

Pharmacy Council releases fact sheet on compounding

The Pharmacy Council of New South Wales has released a fact sheet about raw materials used in compounding. This comes in response to a number of complaints received by the Council in relation to the authenticity of raw materials used in compounded preparations. Stuart...

Beware the absentee proprietor

The Pharmacy Board of Australia’s Guidelines for Proprietor Pharmacists provides guidance to owners in relation to their professional responsibilities which is not detailed in the legislation or a registration standard. This includes guidance on how proprietors must...

Do you know what publications are required in your pharmacy?

You are required by Law to have available in your pharmacy the latest editions , and all published amendments or supplements to those editions of the publications listed in the Pharmacy Board of Australia’s Guidelines on practice-specific issues—Guideline 1 (List of...

Pharmacists have a right (and obligation) to speak up

Pharmacists should remember that the health and well being of patients and the community should be their primary concern when dispensing medicines. A number of recent incidents brought to our attention have highlighted the fact that many pharmacists are reluctant to...

Farewell to Council Member Terry Maunsell

This month we farewell Terry Maunsell, who will leave the Pharmacy Council of NSW after nine years of service. Terry was first appointed to the Pharmacy Board of NSW in 2009 as a member with expertise in hospital pharmacy. She transitioned to the Pharmacy Council in...

A case study of what not to do in your pharmacy

In circumstances where a pharmacist or any health practitioner finds themselves experiencing difficulties they should seek immediately help from other health professionals as required. In a recent decision of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) a...

Award of education and research grant funding

The Council is pleased to announce the award of $10,000 in grants funding to Hayley Croft and the University of Newcastle for a research project entitled 'Simulation based assessment for evaluating pharmacists' competence in clinical decision making during medication...

Proprietors and financial interest holders: It is that time again - Annual Renewals and Annual Declarations

Pharmacy proprietors and financial interest holders are reminded of the following important dates: 1 June 2018 - Due date for completed Annual Declarations. 30 June 2018 - Due date for payment of the Annual Renewal of Pharmacy Premises fee. An Annual Declaration –...

Exemption from storage requirements for goods requiring refrigeration

A new exemption is now in force exempting the pharmacist in charge of a pharmacy from the storage requirements of clause 73(1) and clause 76 of the Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008, where the pharmacy is a hospital pharmacy or a retail pharmacy. This...

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