Clinical Services > Pharmacy

UPDATE: Dental Infection Control Breaches Exposes 10,000+ Patients to HIV and Hepatitis

02 July, 2015 by Sharon Smith

A chain of Sydney dental practices has been found in breach of infection control practices including cleaning and sterilisation. The Gentle Dentist clinics in Campsie and Sussex Street in Sydney’s CBD; Surry Hills and Bondi Junction are listed with Aids Council of New South Wales (ACON) as a provider of  "HIV-friendly" bulk-billed dental work.

A Patient Perspective of Diagnostic Imaging: The Right to Access

24 June, 2015 by Sharon Smith

Diagnostic imaging has changed the face of medicine in the field of diagnosis and treatment. What began with the humble X-Ray has expanded to include modalities such as Ultrasound, Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and most recently nuclear medicine examinations such as the Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scan. Millions of Australian patients access diagnostic imaging services each year for a whole myriad conditions, ranging from a broken bone to cancer diagnosis and treatment monitoring. It is therefore no surprise that diagnostic imaging is at the forefront of early diagnosis and early treatment of many conditions which if left undetected would not be treatable.

Viral Video Encourages Testicular Cancer Checks

30 April, 2015 by Sharon Smith

An X-rated video campaign encouraging men to check for testicular campaign has been viewed over half a million times, in a cheeky Game of Thrones parody entitled Game of Balls. It was produced by Australian charity Blue Ball Foundation.

PSA Excellence Awards Accepting Nominations Now

23 March, 2015 by Sophie Blackshaw

Nominations for the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia prestigious Awards for Excellence, recognised widely as the pharmacy profession’s most sought-after awards, are now open.

NSW and Sydney Hospital Patients Satisfaction Levels Down

10 December, 2014 by Sophie Blackshaw

A quarterly report detailing feedback from patients about New South Wales' hospitals' performance has been released, and the results are not as positive as in the past, with increasing demand and patients with more severe illnesses and injuries leaving less satisfied.

Antibiotic Resistance Program Focuses on Urinary Tract Infections

20 November, 2014 by Petrina Smith

The next phase of the NPS MedicineWise Reducing Antibiotic Resistance program for health professionals focuses on the complex topic of managing urinary tract infections (UTIs).

Equal Care and Survival Rates for City and Country South Australians

11 November, 2014 by Sophie Blackshaw

Research from the University of Adelaide has found that Country South Australians with colorectal cancer that has spread to other areas of the body are receiving equal surgical care and have the same survival rates as those living in the city.

New Guide to Providing Pharmacy Services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

14 October, 2014 by Petrina Smith

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia has published The Guide to providing pharmacy services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to ensure pharmacists are being responsive to the health beliefs, practices, culture and linguistic needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Smartphone App Helps Heart Attack Recovery

02 October, 2014 by Petrina Smith

A new smartphone app developed by CSIRO is giving  heart attack patients a better chance at completing life-saving rehabilitation.

Primary Health Care Services Review Announced

19 August, 2014 by Petrina Smith


Pharmacists Invited to Assist with Review of Competency Standards

29 July, 2014 by Petrina Smith

The Pharmacy Practitioner Development Committee (PPDC) is commencing a review of the Australian pharmacy profession’s competency standards.

New Educational Resource to Help People Living with Chronic Hepatitis B

08 July, 2014 by Petrina Smith

A new educational resource, designed to improve the lives of people living with chronic hepatitis B, is now available in Australia.

Long Waits for Surgeries Eliminated at Townsville HHS

02 July, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Townsville Hospital and Health Service has achieved a major performance benchmark with patients receiving surgery on time every time.

KCI : An Epiphany in wound healing

14 March, 2014 by ahhb


How to best support healthcare providers meet the NSQHS standards

14 October, 2013 by ahhb

We are witnessing a global move towards patient safety. Indeed, in the Australian healthcare sector, we are undergoing a period of great change which has been reflected in part by the new set of National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards that became effective on January 1 2013, writes Professor Cathryn Murphy.

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