The week in review

This week we celebrated women in pharmacy, and there was again a focus on COVID-19 vaccination

We celebrated International Women’s Day, with Yvette D’Ath MP, Queensland’s Minister for Health and Ambulance Services, and Karen Brown, the owner of Terry White Chemmart Samford, addressing a Pharmacy Guild breakfast in Queensland, where Ms D’Ath said pharmacists will be pivotal in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

SHPA celebrated women in pharmacy, and AJP spoke with several women across the profession to find out what they love about it, and whether it’s a supportive place for women.

The issue of pay arose again, with PPA flagging the upcoming release of its report into pay and conditions by speaking about low pay for the intern year.

Coronial reports examined issues around electronic medical records and problems with usability that may have contributed to deaths.

The Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacy welcomed the Aged Care Royal Commission’s recommendations for improving medication safety in aged care settings.

Best wishes to federal Health Minister Greg Hunt, who was hospitalised this week with cellulitis.

Sigma outlined its plans for COVID vaccination. And Ahpra and the National Boards issued a statement about what is expected of health practitioners during the COVID-19 vaccine rollout: including that anti-vaccination statements are unacceptable, including on social media.

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