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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...
List of compounding resources
Compounding resources developed by the Council to support pharmacists in understanding their professional obligations with respect to compounding.
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Lodgement Dates
The Pharmacy Council is required to advise the Australian Government Department of Human Services / Medicare when the requirements of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (NSW) relating to the change of ownership, establishment of a new pharmacy or...

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...

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...

New compounding resources released

The Pharmacy Council of New South Wales is pleased to announce the launch of its Compounding checklist and Premises and equipment guidance for non-sterile complex compounding. The Council has released the new compounding resources to support pharmacists in...

ACTION ON UNSAFE WORKLOADS

We receive over 300 complaints against pharmacists every year. Each complaint is assessed by us and the Health Care Complaints Commission. Responses are usually sought from the responsible pharmacist/s and then we consult with the HCCC to determine what, if any,...

ENSURE YOU’RE ABLE TO DISPENSE THAT SCRIPT!

Authority requirements for certain prescriptions has emerged as a knowledge gap for many pharmacists. Do you know what type of authorities are required for different prescriptions? Prescribing and dispensing: Recently, the Medical Council of NSW undertook interim...

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