Media releases

The Guild regularly produce media releases on issues affecting community pharmacy.


 

The Pharmacy Guild welcomes the Government's announcement that community pharmacists will now be able to deliver the MMR vaccine.

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The Community Pharmacy Leaders Forum met this week to develop a unified response to the key issues facing community pharmacy.

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The Guild congratulates the Auckland University team who won the Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s 2019 National Student Business Plan Competition.

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The Guild congratulates the three teams who have made it to the finals of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s 2019 National Student Business Plan Competition.

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23/08/2019. The Guild is thrilled to announce the inaugural New Zealand Primary Healthcare Awards in February 2020.

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21/6/2019. The new Board of Directors of the Guild has elected Cameron Monteith as President, and Catherine Keenan as Vice President.

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31/5/2019. The Guild is pleased to see a range of measures in Budget 2019 to help deliver better health outcomes for mental health and addiction patients in the community, along with a strong focus on primary care initiatives.

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27/11/2018 . The Community Pharmacy Leaders Forum (CPLF) recently met as part of their on-going role to maximise opportunities for the community pharmacy sector. One outcome from the latest meeting is the decision to survey the sector about their experiences with the newly implemented unannounced inspection auditing process.

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The Federation of Primary Health Aotearoa New Zealand announced its substantive governance board on 7 November 2018. Amongst the nine newly elected board members is Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand’s chief executive, Andrew Gaudin.

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The Guild has redesigned a series of tear off pads, designed to educate patients about some common questions in community pharmacy.

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The Guild congratulates Feilding Health Pharmacy for winning the Community Pharmacy of the Year award at the 2018 Pharmacy Awards held on 28 July.

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The Guild is gearing up to hold our annual Pharmacy Business Network in just over a month’s time, on Saturday 28 July 2018, at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland.

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The Guild sees the increase in Vote Health spend announced in Budget 2018 will increase access to primary health care services and supports landing a favourable outcome in ongoing community pharmacy contract negotiations.

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On Tuesday 20 February the Community Pharmacy Leaders Forum (CPLF) met with Health Minister Dr David Clark.

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The Community Pharmacy Leaders Forum (CPLF) met on Wednesday 1 November in Auckland at Green Cross Health Ltd.

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The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) welcomes Hon Dr David Clark to his new role as Minister of Health and looks forward to his leadership.

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The Guild has become a full member of the Primary Health Alliance in a move which clearly signals the intent of both organisations to work collaboratively to further benefit the health and wellbeing of all New Zealanders.

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CPLF met on Wednesday 2 August 2017 in Wellington.

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The Guild congratulates Waimauku Village Pharmacy for winning the Community Pharmacy of the Year award at the 2017 Pharmacy Awards held on Saturday night (22 July).

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The Guild is excited to host the third Pharmacy Business Network (PBN) on Saturday 22 July 2017, at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland.

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The Guild welcomes PHARMAC’s decision to fund the provision of influenza vaccinations to eligible patients through community pharmacy.

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New Zealand’s pharmacy students are invited to participate in the eleventh Australian National Student Business Plan Competition which was launched in January during the Annual National Australian Pharmacy Students Association Congress in Perth.

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The Guild welcomes the MCC recommendation to reclassify selected oral contraceptives as restricted medicines, allowing trained pharmacists to dispense repeat supplies of oral contraceptives to women who have had them prescribed within the last three years.

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CPLF held their first meeting for 2017 on Monday 30 January in Christchurch.

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The Guild is pleased with the findings of a report analysing the costs of the current pharmaceutical supply chain.

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The Guild congratulates the team from the University of Auckland who won the Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s National Student Business Plan Competition.

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The Guild congratulates the team from University of Auckland who has been named one of three finalists in the Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s National Student Business Plan Competition.

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The Guild congratulates the team from the University of Auckland who won the Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s National Student Business Plan Competition.

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The Guild is delighted to announce that Andrew Gaudin has accepted the role of Chief Executive. Mr Gaudin will start on 4 July 2016.

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The Guild is excited to announce that the second Pharmacy Business Network will be held on Saturday 6 August 2016, at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland.

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The Guild and Grey Power New Zealand signed a Memorandum of Understanding in April 2016.

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The Guild is pleased that a handful of District Health Boards are now providing funded sharps disposal services via community pharmacies.

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The Guild announces Chief Executive Lee Hohaia will be leaving the Guild at the end of May 2016 to relocate back to Auckland to be with her family.

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The Guild is supportive of hospital pharmacists in Auckland who took strike action this week in protest of unfair work demands and pay rates.

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The Guild is keen to see community pharmacy play a part in supporting rural communities to tackle depression.

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The Guild congratulates Unichem Buchanans Pharmacy for winning the Community Pharmacy of the Year award at the 2015 Pharmacy Awards.

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The Guild is keen to learn more about how the TPPA will impact New Zealand’s health sector if it is accepted by the Government.

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The Guild congratulates all the 2015 Pharmacy Award’s finalists and thanks everyone who took the time to enter the awards.

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The Guild appreciates the support Southern Cross Health Society is showing community pharmacy by reimbursing any surcharges their members with eligible policies have incurred from a pharmacy.

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The Guild is concerned about the impact the current funding shortfall to community pharmacy will have on patients if left unaddressed.

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The Guild reinforces the right for community pharmacies to charge extra for the provision of services on public holidays.

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CPLF meet last week. Items up for discussion included the way forward to the 2017 contract.

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The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand and the Pharmacy Guild of Australia have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding, strengthening the well-established relationship between the organisations.

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The Guild supports the continued sale of non-prescription diclofenac tablets and capsules from community pharmacy despite classification changes overseas.

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The Community Pharmacy Leaders Forum (CPLF) met again last week as part of its regular ongoing meeting schedule.

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The new Board of Directors have elected Ken Orr as the new President and David Bullen as the new Vice President.

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