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World Pharmacists Day, Thursday 25 September 2014

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September 23, 2014

Pharmacists and pharmacy students around Australia will celebrate World Pharmacists Day on Thursday 25 September, with a series of health promotion events, health check services and fun activities.

The theme of this year’s events, Access to pharmacists is access to health, aims to increase public awareness of the role pharmacists play to support healthy living and how pharmacists provide essential healthcare services to Australians every day through the supply of medicines, health advice and professional services.

An initiative of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), World Pharmacists Day is celebrated annually to promote and advocate for the role of the pharmacist in improving health in every corner of the world.  In Australia, pharmacists are among the top three trusted professions in Australia, providing essential healthcare services to Australians every day through the supply of medicines, health advice and professional services.  Australia’s network of over 5,000 community pharmacies, public and private hospitals and the pharmaceutical industry support a workforce of 28,000 pharmacists nationwide.

World Pharmacists Day events will feature PSA’s Self Care program, that provides evidence based, independent health information, advice and health promotion tools to pharmacists to use in their communities.

An event at Chemistworks Broadway in Sydney will feature comprehensive health checks, the community in Orange, NSW will enjoy compounding demonstrations at Discount Drug Store, while Hunter St Mall, Newcastle will feature a pop-up stall providing health advice and blood pressure checks to city workers.

In Victoria, early career pharmacists and pharmacy students will be handing out Self Care fact cards to the public in Melbourne and Bendigo, including medicines and driving fact cards as part of a collaboration with the Transport Accident Commission (TAC).

In WA, a partnership between PSA and the Western Australian Pharmacy Students Association (WAPSA) will see pharmacists and pharmacy students at a pop-up stall at Waterford Plaza Shopping Centre, Karawara, providing health advice to community members.

  • For more information on NSW events, please contact Ryan Broom: 02 9431 1132
  • For more information on Vic events, please contact Bill Suen: 03 9389 4001
  • For more information on WA events, please contact Stefanie Johnston: 08 9388 2886

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia is the peak national professional pharmacy organisation. It represents all of Australia´s pharmacists working in all sectors and locations, with a vision to improve the nation’s health through excellence in the practice of pharmacy.

Media contact:   Peter Waterman
Public Affairs Director
0419 260 827

This item is listed in the following categories: • 2014 media releases


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