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Professor Trent Twomey


Government rejection of call for Medicare Provider Numbers for pharmacists prompts plea for Guild president to lobby Health Minister  Pharmacy Guild of Australia national president, Professor Trent Twomey, is being …

Negotiations to deliver the Eighth Community Pharmacy Agreement are continuing as 1 March deadline looms  With the government’s deadline to implement a new Community Pharmacy Agreement (CPA) fast approaching, Professor …

Government kicks off new ‘Beforeplay’ campaign to boost testing for sexually transmitted infections   Australians are being urged to undergo regular testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in response to …

Guild calls for indexed increases to PBS co-payments to be dropped to ease cost of living pressures  Annual increases to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) general and concessional co-payments are …

Guild president urges government to sign a new Community Pharmacy Agreement “now”, if it wants to help the sector ensure patients are not worse off  If the federal government wants …

Expanding allied health professionals’ scope of practice will deliver taxpayer savings while improving outcomes for patients, Guild says Australia needs to “unleash” the skills of its healthcare practitioners to boost …

Increasing numbers of patients are delaying getting medicines or skipping scripts completely due to cost, Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data reveals  Cost barriers to accessing healthcare remain firmly in …

Guild urges health minister to act on his desire to see pharmacists working to the top of their scope of practice  Community pharmacies are willing to take responsibility for the …

Guild calls on minister to deliver “a little less conversation, little more action please”, as 8CPA deadline looms  With the clock ticking to secure the Eighth Community Pharmacy Agreement (8CPA) …

Once again 60-day dispensing dominated the headlines over the last seven days following the latest round of Senate Estimates Hearings  Department of Health officials have revealed that a casting call …

Australia’s political leaders laud the profession’s efforts to support communities across the country in a World Pharmacists Day video  Politicians of all stripes are backing pharmacists to play a greater …

Suggestions that GPs in North Queensland are supportive of the state government pharmacy scope of practice pilot are inaccurate, a Mackay-based doctor claims Pharmacy Guild of Australia officials are “dreaming” …