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Australia : Celebrating healthcare benefits and diversity of pharmacists.

Progressing future healthcare roles and contributions of pharmacists in local communities is being applauded today for World Pharmacists Day, the peak national organisation for pharmacists the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) said.

The annual World Pharmacists Day is being celebrated worldwide with this years theme Pharmacists: Caring for you.

As the most accessible healthcare professionals, Australias 29,000 pharmacists who work in a range of healthcare areas are highly-trained health professionals in communities who help to improve overall health outcomes for consumers.

PSAs Early Career Pharmacist (ECP) National Director Taren Gill said World Pharmacists Day was also an opportunity to recognise the next generation of pharmacists who will provide innovative healthcare solutions into the future.

PSA has been strongly advocating for expanding innovative models of evidence-based, interprofessional healthcare within pharmacists scope of practice to better utilise the role of pharmacists to improve health outcomes for patients, Ms Gill said.

As an ECP leader, I am proud to be helping the profession address these challenges and achieve reforms to help ease the burden on Australias health system.

Ms Gill who became PSAs first ECP Director in June this year said the future leaders of pharmacy were committed to long-term healthcare outcomes.

As Early Career Pharmacists, we all have one thing in common, we chose pharmacy and its a privilege, Ms Gill said.

We look forward to long rewarding careers serving our local communities in the delivery of excellence in pharmacist care which is also PSAs vision.

Ms Gill said Australian pharmacists should also be celebrated for their diversity.

We bring a variety of skills to healthcare: we work in pharmacies, we are pharmacy owners, we work in hospitals, in research, in GP surgeries and in industry.

One thing that binds us is our commitment to improving consumers health and excellence in pharmacist care.

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Date:Sep 28, 2016
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