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rural and regional health


One specialist cancer pharmacist has spoken out about the “postcode lottery” of limitations to PBS funding depending on a patient’s treatment location The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia’s head …

A virtual pharmacy service was able to offer rural and remote hospital patients the level of pharmacist care enjoyed by people in major cities, rural pharmacists say The data, by …

Opposition member warned Parliament of pharmacy closures outside metro areas… but the Health Minister dismissed his comments Hours before Treasurer Jim Chalmers presented the 2023-4 Budget last night (9 May …

Matt Bianco has always been based in Melbourne – but when an opportunity came up to experience life in regional Victoria, he put his hand up “People out here are …

Medicare is in “the worst shape it’s been in” since Emma McBride registered as a pharmacist, the Assistant Minister says Assistant Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention and the …

Changes to the Safety Net 20-day rule and emergency supply could help when patients are cut off from towns by flood waters, says one pharmacist helping people who may be …

A GP has claimed that proposals around pharmacists working to full scope cause more “silos” than they break down, while another divides pharmacy into two camps The AMA Council of …

A representative of the Country Women’s Association has called for funding for locums to retain access to pharmacy services The CWA and pharmacy stakeholders told a virtual hearing of the …

Australia’s first Indigenous pharmacist, Associate Professor Dr Faye McMillan, started in her new role this week Dr McMillan is one of two new Deputy National Rural Health Commissioners who are …

Pharmacists and other stakeholders have welcomed the TGA’s provisional approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia has welcomed the Therapeutic Goods Administration approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech …

Hospital doctors will now be able to write Close The Gap scripts – but hospital pharmacies are still left out of the scheme An announcement by the Commonwealth Department of …

Mental health first aid training is beneficial for community pharmacy staff and residents in rural and regional areas, study finds Researchers have evaluated the impact of Mental Health First Aid …