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John Coppock and Ethan Kreutzer. Image: Supplied.

NAPSA and PSS renew Memorandum of Understanding

The Pharmacists’ Support Service (PSS) and the National Australian Pharmacy Students’ Association (NAPSA) have renewed their Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

The MoU formalises their ongoing relationship for the next three years and includes an agreement to collaborate to promote the wellbeing of the pharmacy profession.

“The members of NAPSA are the future of the pharmacy profession and formalising this relationship ensures that we are able to meet their needs appropriately both now as students and into the future when they are registered pharmacists,” said John Coppock, PSS President.

Ethan Kreutzer, outgoing NAPSA President, said: “As students prepare to enter the pharmacy profession it is reassuring to know that the PSS is available for support. As soon-to-be pharmacists, it is important to look after our own mental health and wellbeing within our day-to-day practice and to manage stress.

“NAPSA supports PSS in their hard work and dedication to support the individuals who make up our profession. We are very pleased to be able to continue our work with the PSS to enhance wellbeing in all members of the pharmacy profession,” said Mr Kreutzer.

The Pharmacists’ Support Service (PSS) is available to provide a listening ear from 8am to 11pm AEST every day of the year.  Call 1300 244 910 for anonymous and confidential support from a pharmacist colleague over the phone.

More information about PSS and some useful resources for pharmacists can be found on the PSS website.

PSS relies on the generosity of the profession to continue its work. Donations to PSS can be made via the online portal which is linked to its website, by clicking on the Donate Now button. All donations over $2 are tax deductible and a receipt will be issued.

The Pharmacists’ Support Service is guided by representatives from the following organisations:

  • Australian Friendly Societies Pharmacies Association
  • Australian Pharmacy Council
  • National Australian Pharmacy Students’ Association
  • Pharmaceutical Defence Ltd
  • Pharmacy Guild of Australia
  • Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
  • Pharmaceutical Society of Victoria Ltd
  • Professional Pharmacists Australia
  • Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia

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