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World Pharmacists Day


From research to healthcare: Your pharmacist is at your service

World Pharmacists DayTo celebrate World Pharmacists Day 2017, PSA is highlighting the healthcare services and consumer benefits delivered by pharmacists around Australia.

As the most accessible and trusted healthcare professionals, pharmacists deliver a broad range of healthcare services to communities every day. Pharmacists are highly trained medicines experts who work in a range of healthcare settings including community pharmacy, hospitals, academia, consultancy, industry and Government.

The pharmacy profession has supported local communities for decades and today there are around 30,300 pharmacists in Australia. Pharmacists also play an important role in collaborative care teams to improve health outcomes.

If you would like to know more about offering professional services in your pharmacy, please contact PSA.



Some of the professional services pharmacists can provide include:*

Vaccinations without a prescriptionBone density tests
CompoundingBowel cancer screening
Medication reviewsLung health checks
Dose administration aidsAsthma/COPD
Leave certificatesEmergency contraception
Sleep apnoea screening and devicesWeight management
Blood sugar testing and diabetes checksStop smoking programs
Blood pressure and cholesterol checksClean needles and syringes (Fitpack)


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ScreeningThu 21 Sep, 9.30 am – 4 pmChemistWorks, Ground Floor, Broadway Shopping Centre, 1 Bay St, Ultimo NSW 2007
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ScreeningFri 22 Sep, 9.30 am – 4 pmWestfield Kotara, Northcott Dr, Kotara NSW 2289
Pharmacy students and registered pharmacists will be available to test blood pressure and discuss health and medications. Hosted by PSA, UTAS, SHPA and PGA.Mon 25 Sep, 11 am – 2 pmElizabeth Street Mall, Hobart
Bridging the Gap Diabetes EventMon 25 Sep, 6.30 – 8.30 pmChemistry Tea Room (Room 2918), University of Tasmania, Sandy Bay, Hobart
Bridging the Gap Diabetes EventMon 25 Sep, 6.30 – 8.30 pmRoom 205, Launceston Clinical School, 41 Frankland Street, Launceston
Bridging the Gap Diabetes EventMon 25 Sep, 6.30 – 8.30 pmMulti Room A, North West Regional Hospital, 23 Brickport Road, Burnie
Community information session: ‘Navigating the Australian healthcare system and understanding the role of your pharmacist’Mon 25 Sep, 2 – 3 pmAustralian Refugee Association, Salisbury, SA, 5108
Community information session: ‘Your pharmacist is at your service’Mon 25 Sep, 10 – 10.30 amGROW Mental Wellness Peer Support Group, Hove, SA, 5048

Resources and activities

“I’m part of a large team that provides preventive treatments and cures for health conditions that affect people’s daily lives. I have developed my passion for diabetes care and management, and this has led me to become a diabetes educator” – Adham Hnaidi, MPS

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Are you a pharmacist, but not a PSA member yet? We invite you to join PSA, your peak national body for all pharmacists, today. Contact the PSA Member Services Team on 1800 303 270 or join online.

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