Pharmacy Board of Australia
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Updates on the following matters are available via the links below.

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Media Releases

News

Read the latest news affecting the pharmacy profession.

03 Aug 2017

Communiqué from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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01 Aug 2017

Revised guidance published - Compounding of sterile injectable medicines

Revised guidance about the compounding of sterile injectable medicines has been published today but will not take effect until 1 February 2018.
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17 Jul 2017

Quarterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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29 Jun 2017

Newsletter from the National Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia has released its latest newsletter.
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31 May 2017

Communiqué from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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11 May 2017

Update on the investigations into chemotherapy under dosing in South Australia

A number of investigations have concluded about registered health practitioners in South Australia relating to chemotherapy under dosing.
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01 May 2017

Communiqué from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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20 Apr 2017

Responsible advertising of health services: Practitioners reminded about their legal obligations on advertising

Registered practitioners are reminded to check, correct and comply with their professional and legal advertising obligations.
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13 Apr 2017

Former pharmacist fined for holding himself out as a registered pharmacist

A former pharmacist in Western Australia has been convicted of holding himself out as a registered pharmacist while not being registered under the National Law1.
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04 Apr 2017

Communiqué from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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29 Mar 2017

Newsletter from the National Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia has released its latest newsletter.
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29 Mar 2017

Pilot survey of pharmacy interns and preceptors underway

A pilot survey of a select group of recent pharmacy interns and preceptors is now open.
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20 Mar 2017

Pharmacist’s registration suspended for unlawful supply of medications

A pharmacist's registration was suspended by a tribunal for unlawfully and/or inappropriately supplying scheduled medications and for inadequate record keeping.
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14 Mar 2017

Pharmacy regulation at work: Protecting the public in 2015/16

A profession-specific annual report summary that looks into the work of Pharmacy Board of Australia (the Board) over the 12 months to 30 June 2016 has now been published.
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02 Mar 2017

Tribunal reprimands pharmacist for unprofessional conduct

A pharmacist has been reprimanded with conditions imposed on his registration for unprofessional conduct.
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27 Feb 2017

Communiqué from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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27 Feb 2017

Quarterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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02 Feb 2017

Pharmacist’s registration cancelled for professional misconduct

A registered pharmacist has had his registration cancelled and been disqualified for reapplying for three years for behaving in a way that constitutes professional misconduct.
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16 Jan 2017

Local insights, National Scheme: State and territory summaries published

Individual annual report summaries for each state and territory, offering insights into how the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme is operating across Australia, have now been published.
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News Archives

2016

20 Dec 2016

Provisional pharmacist’s registration cancelled for professional misconduct

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (the Tribunal) has reprimanded Mr Kuang King Tan for professional misconduct, cancelled his registration as a provisional pharmacist and disqualified him from re-applying for registration for a period of four years from the date of the Tribunal’s order.
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20 Dec 2016

Newsletter from the National Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest newsletter.
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16 Dec 2016

Guidance issued on endorsements about scheduled medicines

The Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council (Ministerial Council) has recently endorsed Guidance for National Boards: Applications to the Ministerial Council for approval of endorsements in relation to scheduled medicines under section 14 of the National Law1 (the Guidance).
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14 Dec 2016

Pharmacist reprimanded, has conditions imposed for professional misconduct

A Western Australian pharmacist has been reprimanded, ordered to pay costs and has had conditions imposed on her registration after admitting to engaging in professional misconduct.
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05 Dec 2016

Quarterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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25 Nov 2016

Communiqué from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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21 Nov 2016

Pharmacists reminded to renew registration by 30 November

Pharmacists have until 30 November to renew their registration on time.
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17 Nov 2016

Tasmania office closure and new location

AHPRA’s Tasmanian office will be closed to the public on Friday 18 November 2016 and will reopen on Monday 21 November 2016 at a new location. The office will continue to be located in Hobart.
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10 Nov 2016

Revised standards, new guidelines and greater collaboration were milestones in 2015/16

The past financial year has been a period of collaboration, consultation and revision for the Pharmacy Board of Australia, according to information published by AHPRA today in its 2015/16 annual report.
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28 Oct 2016

Communiqué from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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26 Oct 2016

Board and AHPRA publish health profession agreement

The Pharmacy Board of Australia (the Board) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) have published the health profession agreement (HPA) for 2016-20.
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21 Oct 2016

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the Pharmacy Board of Australia as a community member.
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14 Oct 2016

Students seeking provisional registration urged to apply online now

Pharmacy students who will soon complete an approved program of study can go online now to apply for provisional registration before they graduate.
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10 Oct 2016

Video explains online renewal of registration which is now open

A new video explains online renewal of registration which is now open for pharmacists.
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06 Oct 2016

Quarterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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06 Oct 2016

Newsletter from the National Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest newsletter.
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04 Oct 2016

More information about your advertising obligations

The Pharmacy Board of Australia (the Board) today published further information to help registered health practitioners to better understand their advertising obligations.
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29 Sep 2016

Continuing professional development webinar now available

A webinar presentation on continuing professional development (CPD) for pharmacists is now available to watch. 
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23 Sep 2016

Victorian pharmacist reprimanded for professional misconduct and ordered to undertake mentoring

A Victorian pharmacist has been reprimanded and ordered to undertake mentoring after admitting to professional misconduct.
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21 Sep 2016

'Provider of care in the community’ - National Board recognises special day for pharmacists

The Pharmacy Board of Australia (the Board) has commended Australia’s 29,600* pharmacists for their important contribution to the health and wellbeing of the Australian community as part of World Pharmacists Day.
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02 Sep 2016

Communiqué from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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01 Sep 2016

Pharmacy Board of Australia fees set for 2016/17

The Pharmacy Board of Australia (the Board) has announced the national registration fees for pharmacists for 2016/17.
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30 Aug 2016

Pharmacist cannot apply for registration for three years

A pharmacist convicted of drug trafficking has been disqualified by a tribunal from applying for registration for three years.
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30 Aug 2016

Fully booked webinar: The continuing professional development (CPD) journey

The webinar on continuing professional development (CPD) to be held in September has reached the maximum number of registered participants.
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15 Aug 2016

Webinar: The continuing professional development (CPD) journey

The Pharmacy Board of Australia (the Board) is hosting a webinar on continuing professional development (CPD) for pharmacists in September.
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03 Aug 2016

Communiqué from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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01 Jul 2016

Revised PII standard for pharmacists takes effect from today

In December 2015, the Board published a revised registration standard for professional indemnity insurance (PII) arrangements that takes effect from today.
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29 Jun 2016

Newsletter from the National Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest newsletter.
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27 Jun 2016

Communiqué from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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09 Jun 2016

Funding determination for Queensland Office of the Health Ombudsman

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) has received a letter from the Queensland Government, formally notifying of the determination of fees to be paid from AHPRA to the Queensland Office of the Health Ombudsman (OHO) for 2015-2016.
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06 Jun 2016

Quarterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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02 Jun 2016

Communiqué from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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06 May 2016

Communiqué from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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14 Apr 2016

PowerPoint to help students understand regulation of pharmacists

The path from study to a career in pharmacy and the requirements for registration are now explained in a PowerPoint.
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13 Apr 2016

Board infographic shows a pharmacist’s obligations

An infographic showing the obligations of a registered pharmacist has been published today by the Pharmacy Board of Australia (the Board).
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08 Apr 2016

Quarterly registration data released

The Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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01 Apr 2016

Pharmacy regulation at work in Australia, 2014/15

The Pharmacy Board of Australia (the Board) has released its report for 2014/15.
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29 Mar 2016

Communiqué from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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24 Mar 2016

Newsletter from the National Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest newsletter.
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09 Mar 2016

Communiqué from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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02 Mar 2016

Tribunal reprimands former pharmacist, finds unprofessional conduct

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) has reprimanded a former pharmacist and found he engaged in unprofessional conduct.
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12 Feb 2016

Protecting the public: Local data summaries from a national scheme

Local reports have today been released for each state and territory on Australia’s regulatory scheme for health practitioners, providing a unique insight on local outcomes within a national scheme.
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03 Feb 2016

Communiqué from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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01 Feb 2016

Public consultation

The Pharmacy Board of Australia (the Board) is inviting feedback on a public consultation on a review of guidance on the expiry of compounded parenteral medicines.
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2015

22 Dec 2015

Health practitioner regulation: Learn how you’re protected

A new video and an accompanying infographic explaining the Australia-wide scheme that is in place to protect members of the public were launched today by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
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21 Dec 2015

Communiqué from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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18 Dec 2015

Revised documents for pharmacy interns and preceptors published

The Pharmacy Board of Australia (the Board) today published revised documents for pharmacy interns and preceptors.
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16 Dec 2015

Revised CPD frequently asked questions published

The Pharmacy Board of Australia (the Board) today published revised frequently asked questions on continuing professional development (CPD) for pharmacists and pharmacy interns.
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15 Dec 2015

Newsletter from the National Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest newsletter.
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10 Dec 2015

Revised standard for PII arrangements published today

A revised registration standard for Professional indemnity insurance (PII) arrangements has today been published by the Pharmacy Board of Australia.
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07 Dec 2015

Revised guidelines now in effect

The Pharmacy Board of Australia (the Board) is reminding pharmacists that revised guidelines published in September take effect today.
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03 Dec 2015

Are you a graduate applying for registration?

Read this important information that explains what you need to know.
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01 Dec 2015

Revised standards and CPD guidelines take effect today

Revised registration standards and CPD guidelines for pharmacists take effect today.
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27 Nov 2015

Communique from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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27 Nov 2015

New information for pharmacy students and graduates

From today, pharmacy students and graduates have a new way of finding out about becoming a registered pharmacist.
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25 Nov 2015

The Board has released its quarterly registration data

The Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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20 Nov 2015

Pharmacists reminded to renew registration by 30 November

Pharmacists have until 30 November to renew their registration to avoid paying a late fee.
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18 Nov 2015

National drug screening protocol

There are health practitioners with a history of substance misuse who have restrictions placed on their registration. These restrictions are generally designed to keep the public safe while the practitioner remains in practice.
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16 Nov 2015

Final-year students urged to apply for registration online now

Final-year students who will soon complete an approved program of study can go online now to apply for registration before they graduate.
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12 Nov 2015

Tribunal cancels pharmacist’s registration, finds professional misconduct

The State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia has reprimanded pharmacist Mr David Brewster, cancelled his registration and disqualified him from reapplying for registration for one year.
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06 Nov 2015

2014/15 National Scheme annual report launched

The 2014/15 annual report: AHPRA and National Boards has been published.
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02 Nov 2015

Communique from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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30 Oct 2015

Revised standards and CPD guidelines for pharmacists published today

The Pharmacy Board of Australia (the Board) has today published revised registration standards for pharmacists.
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16 Oct 2015

Board and AHPRA publish health profession agreement

The Pharmacy Board of Australia (the Board) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) have published the health profession agreement (HPA) for 2015/16.
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13 Oct 2015

Newsletter from the National Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest newsletter.
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30 Sep 2015

Communique from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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28 Sep 2015

Online renewal of registration is now open

Online renewal of registration is now open for pharmacists registered in Australia.
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11 Sep 2015

Update your contact details to receive registration renewal reminders

Are your contact details up to date? Registration renewal reminders will be sent to registrants soon.
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04 Sep 2015

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the Notifications Committee of the Pharmacy Board of Australia.
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03 Sep 2015

Communique from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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02 Sep 2015

Pharmacy Board of Australia sets fee for 2015/16

The Pharmacy Board of Australia (the Board) has announced the national registration fees for pharmacists for 2015/16.
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02 Sep 2015

Pharmacy Board releases revised guidelines for pharmacists

The Pharmacy Board of Australia (the Board) has released revised guidelines that provide guidance to the profession on a range of issues.
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18 Aug 2015

The Board has released its quarterly registration data

The Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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28 Jul 2015

Communique from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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02 Jul 2015

Communique from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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01 Jul 2015

Revised English language and criminal history standards take effect today

Revised English language and criminal history standards take effect from today.
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11 Jun 2015

Communique from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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21 May 2015

Revised criminal history registration standard will take effect from 1 July

A revised criminal history registration standard will come in to effect for all registrants from 1 July 2015.
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21 May 2015

Revised English language skills registration standards taking effect from 1 July

Revised English language skills registration standards take effect from 1 July for all registrants.
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21 May 2015

The Board has released its quarterly registration data

The Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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19 May 2015

Tribunal reprimands pharmacist over professional misconduct

The WA State Administrative Tribunal has found pharmacist Vu The Tran behaved in a way that constituted professional misconduct, reprimanding him and imposing conditions on his registration.
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13 May 2015

Pharmacist cautioned following investigation into criminal offences

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal has cautioned pharmacist Malcolm Coghill following an investigation by the former Pharmacists Board of Queensland into criminal offences.
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04 May 2015

Call for views on how we approach regulation

National Boards and AHPRA are seeking feedback through an online survey on the regulatory principles that were launched in July last year.
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28 Apr 2015

Communique from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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24 Apr 2015

New compounding guidelines from Tuesday

Guidelines for compounding pharmacists take effect Tuesday, with one section that has been postponed for three months. 
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02 Apr 2015

Communique from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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25 Mar 2015

Newsletter from the National Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest newsletter.
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24 Mar 2015

Security alert - keep your web browser updated

We are making changes to our websites to make sure that your information is kept safe.
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10 Mar 2015

Tribunal reprimands practitioner for unprofessional conduct

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal has reprimanded pharmacist Mr Brian McAllan and found he had engaged in unprofessional conduct.
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06 Mar 2015

Communique from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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06 Mar 2015

Public consultation on a review of Board guidelines

The Pharmacy Board of Australia (the Board) is inviting feedback on a public consultation involving a review of the following Board guidelines.
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05 Mar 2015

The Board has released its quarterly registration data

The Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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02 Mar 2015

Pharmacy Board releases new guidance on compounding of medicines

The Pharmacy Board of Australia (the Board) has today released new guidelines and other tools for registered pharmacists who compound medicines.
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18 Feb 2015

Adelaide office closed for relocation

The Adelaide office will be closed for relocation from Thursday 19 February 2015 and will re-open on Monday 23 February 2015 at 12.00pm.
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16 Feb 2015

AHPRA strengthens national drug screening

AHPRA and National Boards to introduce hair testing for all practitioners with substance related impairment.
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05 Feb 2015

Communique from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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04 Feb 2015

New approach to international criminal history checks launches today

A new procedure for checking international criminal history that provides greater public protection takes effect today.
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2014

23 Dec 2014

Communique from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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19 Dec 2014

Newsletter from the National Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest newsletter.
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11 Dec 2014

Pharmacist reprimanded, registration cancelled and disqualified for professional misconduct

The State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia has reprimanded Mr Frank Balestra, cancelled his registration as a pharmacist and disqualified him from applying for registration for 30 years.
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10 Dec 2014

Pharmacist reprimanded and disqualified for professional misconduct

The State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia has found that Mr Nicholas Gledhill engaged in professional misconduct, reprimanded him and disqualified him from applying for registration for two years. Mr Gledhill had previously let his registration lapse.
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09 Dec 2014

Communiqué from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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05 Dec 2014

Pharmacy Board of Australia Request for Quote

The Pharmacy Board of Australia seeks a qualified and experienced party to develop examiner training to address the varying needs of new and experienced examiner groups.
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02 Dec 2014

The Board has released its quarterly registration data

The Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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21 Nov 2014

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases a report of its work

The Pharmacy Board of Australia has published a report of its work in regulating the pharmacy profession in the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme during 2013/14.
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21 Nov 2014

Pharmacy Board reminds pharmacists to renew registration by 30 November

Pharmacists have less than two weeks to renew their registration with the Pharmacy Board of Australia to avoid paying a late fee.
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13 Nov 2014

Communiqué from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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13 Nov 2014

New approach to International criminal history checks

From early 2015, National Boards and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) will implement a new procedure for checking international criminal history.
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07 Nov 2014

2013/14 National Scheme Annual Report published

AHPRA and the National Boards have released their 2013/14 Annual Report on the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme.
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20 Oct 2014

Newsletter

The Board releases its latest newsletter.
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17 Oct 2014

Communiqué from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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17 Oct 2014

Call for applications

Applications are now sought for appointments to upcoming vacancies for chairs (from practitioner members), practitioner members and community members.
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13 Oct 2014

Final-year students urged to apply for registration online now

Final-year students who will soon complete an approved program of study can go online now to apply for registration before they graduate.
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23 Sep 2014

Online renewal of registration is now open

Online renewal of registration to practise in Australia is now open for pharmacists.
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18 Sep 2014

Media release

The Board and AHPRA publish the Health Profession Agreement for 2014/2015.
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11 Sep 2014

Communiqué from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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27 Aug 2014

Media release

The Pharmacy Board of Australia has announced the registration fee for pharmacists for 2014/15.
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14 Aug 2014

We have new homepages!

Today we have launched new homepage designs across all our websites.
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11 Aug 2014

Certificate of Registration Status (CoRS) now available online

Registered health practitioners using the AHPRA portal can now request a Certificate of Registration Status (CoRS) online.
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06 Aug 2014

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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31 Jul 2014

Communiqué from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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24 Jul 2014

Media release

The National Boards are calling for feedback on guidelines on the regulatory management of health practitioners with blood borne infectious diseases.
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14 Jul 2014

Media release

On 1 July 2014 all Boards and AHPRA launched refreshed regulatory principles for regulating in the public interest. It also marked our 4th birthday and new arrangements in Qld.
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27 Jun 2014

Communiqué from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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17 Jun 2014

Newsletter

The Board releases its latest newsletter.
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13 Jun 2014

Communiqué from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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20 May 2014

Media release

Updated Advertising guidelines published today by National Boards.
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14 May 2014

Communiqué from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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07 May 2014

Welcoming appointment to National Board

AHPRA and the National Board Chair of the Pharmacy Board of Australia congratulate Dr Rodney (Rod) Wellard on his reappointment for a second term as community member to the National Board.
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02 May 2014

Quarterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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30 Apr 2014

Pharmacy audit: Reminder

Pharmacists are reminded that the audits of practitioners are continuing.
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28 Apr 2014

Public consultation on a review of compounding guidelines

Community and health practitioner feedback is sought on a review of the Pharmacy Board of Australia compounding guidelines. Consultation is open until 30 June 2014.
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28 Apr 2014

Public consultation on the draft Professional practice profile for pharmacists undertaking complex compounding

Community and health practitioner feedback is sought on the Pharmacy Board of Australia draft Professional practice profile for pharmacists undertaking complex compounding. Consultation is open until 30 June 2014.
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28 Apr 2014

Public consultation on a review of registration standards and related guidelines

Community and health practitioner feedback is sought on a review of the Pharmacy Board of Australia registration standards and related guidelines. Consultation is open until 30 June 2014.
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31 Mar 2014

Communiqué from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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18 Mar 2014

Newsletter

The Board releases its latest newsletter.
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17 Mar 2014

Revised guidelines, code and policy effective today

Revised guidelines and code of conduct, and a new social media policy, come into effect for all pharmacists today.
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13 Mar 2014

Unplanned office closure alert

The AHPRA Northern Territory office has reopened
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12 Mar 2014

Call for applications

Call for applications for health practitioners to join the Pharmacy Board of Australia's list of approved persons for appointment to panels.
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28 Feb 2014

Communiqué from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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13 Feb 2014

Media release

The National Boards have published revised guidelines and codes of conduct, and a new social media policy, which come into effect from mid-March.
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30 Jan 2014

Communiqué from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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2013

20 Dec 2013

Communiqué from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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05 Dec 2013

Communiqué from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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29 Nov 2013

Newsletter

The Board releases its latest newsletter.
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20 Nov 2013

Media release

The National Board is reminding pharmacists to renew registration by 30 November.
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06 Nov 2013

Media release

The Board and AHPRA publish their 2013/14 health profession agreement.
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04 Nov 2013

Communique from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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04 Nov 2013

AHPRA Melbourne office closed on Tuesday 5 November 2013

The AHPRA Melbourne office will be closed on Tuesday 5 November 2013 due to the Melbourne Cup public holiday.
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01 Nov 2013

Media release

The 2012/13 National Scheme Annual Report, which includes a report from the Pharmacy Board of Australia, has been published.
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25 Oct 2013

Media release

Community and health practitioner feedback is sought on the English language skills and criminal history registration standards which are now under review.
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18 Oct 2013

Board Member vacancy - Pharmacy Board of Australia

Call for expressions of interest for a community member to join the Pharmacy Board of Australia.
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07 Oct 2013

Media release

Final-year students can go online now to apply for provisional registration as a pharmacist before they graduate.
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03 Oct 2013

Communique from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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03 Oct 2013

Media release

New consultation on international criminal history checks
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02 Oct 2013

Pharmacists required to achieve a minimum of 40 CPD credits

The Pharmacy Board confirmed that for the period 1 October 2013 - 30 September 2013, pharmacists are required to achieve a minimum of 40 CPD credits.
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26 Sep 2013

Media release

The Pharmacy Board of Australia announces that online renewal of registration is now open.
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16 Sep 2013

Quarterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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11 Sep 2013

Communique from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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06 Sep 2013

AHPRA releases report on practitioner audits

The report on the second phase of the audit pilot that was run earlier this year is now available. Read the reports on the Audit page.
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15 Aug 2013

Communique from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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07 Aug 2013

Opportunity to improve the health complaint & notification process

Independent study by University of Sydney researchers: Community expectations & experiences of health complaints & notifications processes.
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29 Jul 2013

Media release

Pharmacy Board of Australia sets fees for 2013/14.
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28 Jun 2013

Communique from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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03 Jun 2013

Communique from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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20 May 2013

Media release

The Community Reference Group membership has been announced. The group will advise AHPRA and the National Boards on engaging with communities.
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02 May 2013

Quarterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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26 Apr 2013

Communique from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest Communique.
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15 Apr 2013

Communique from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest Communique.
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10 Apr 2013

Victorian submissions published

AHPRA and the National Boards have published their submissions to the Victorian parliamentary inquiry into the performance of AHPRA.
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09 Apr 2013

Media release

Media release - National Boards are consulting on a draft social media policy and revised guidelines on advertising and mandatory reporting.
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21 Mar 2013

Communique from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest Communique.
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25 Feb 2013

Proposed National Registration and Accreditation Scheme - Data access and research policy

This consultation paper seeks feedback on the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme - Data access and research policy.
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29 Jan 2013

Communique from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest Communique.
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25 Jan 2013

AHPRA Report Released

Read more about AHPRA's work in health practitioner regulation in the latest AHPRA Report.
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16 Jan 2013

Quarterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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10 Jan 2013

Media Release

Applications are open for the National Scheme Community Reference Group.
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2012

24 Dec 2012

Communique from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest Communique.
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17 Dec 2012

AHPRA releases report on practitioner audits

The report on the pharmacy audit pilot that was run earlier this year is now available.
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27 Nov 2012

AHPRA launches new searchable list for approved courses

For the first time Australians now have immediate access to a comprehensive, easily searchable national list of approved programs of study for health practitioners.
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26 Nov 2012

Communique from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest Communique.
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20 Nov 2012

Time running out to renew registration by 30 November

Time is running out for pharmacists to renew their registration which is due by 30 November.
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12 Nov 2012

Making a safer health system for you

AHPRA has partnered with Consumers Health Forum Australia to hold a series of community forums for members of the public to learn about health practitioner regulation.
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01 Nov 2012

National Boards and AHPRA release 2012 Annual Report

The annual report of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the National Boards has been published.
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26 Oct 2012

Communique from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest Communique.
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18 Oct 2012

Quarterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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05 Oct 2012

Media Release

Students of pharmacy who will graduate soon can go online now to apply for provisional registration as a health practitioner.
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27 Sep 2012

Media Release

Pharmacists are urged to renew registration online and by 30 November.
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26 Sep 2012

Communique from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest Communiqué.
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21 Sep 2012

Consultation Paper Released

The Board has released a consultation paper on the review of accreditation arrangements. The consultation closes on 2 November 2012.
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13 Sep 2012

National Boards will consult publicly on social media policy

The National Boards' preliminary consultation on social media will be followed by a public consultation phase.
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03 Sep 2012

Communique from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest Communiqué.
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16 Aug 2012

Board and AHPRA publish Health Profession Agreement

National Board and AHPRA increase transparency and publish Health Profession Agreement.
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08 Aug 2012

Quarterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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03 Aug 2012

Communique from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest Communiqué.
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03 Aug 2012

Code of Conduct

The Board has released its updated Code of Conduct after consultation.
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31 Jul 2012

National Board membership announced

Health ministers have announced changes to the membership of the 10 National Boards originally appointed in 2009.
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12 Jul 2012

National Notifications Committee Vacancies

National Notifications Committee Member Vacancies - Pharmacy Board of Australia.
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10 Jul 2012

Communique from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest Communiqué.
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25 Jun 2012

National Boards consult on international criminal history checks

Consultation open on options for refining international criminal history checks used to assess applications for registration, closes 17 August 2012.
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04 Jun 2012

Students urged to apply online for a smooth path from study to work

Students about to graduate as health practitioners are urged to go online to apply early for registration and smooth the path from study to work.
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01 Jun 2012

Communique from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest Communiqué.
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01 Jun 2012

Newsletter

The Board releases its latest newsletter.
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08 May 2012

Media Release

Quarterly registered health practitioner data released.
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01 May 2012

Communique from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest Communiqué.
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23 Apr 2012

Consultation paper released

The Pharmacy Board of Australia invites submissions for its latest consultation paper.
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17 Apr 2012

Communique from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest Communiqué.
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03 Apr 2012

New CPD FAQs Released

The Pharmacy Board releases FAQs for Continuing Professional Development.
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02 Mar 2012

Communique from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest Communiqué.
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30 Jan 2012

Communiqué from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest Communiqué.
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27 Jan 2012

New Advertising Fact Sheet and FAQ

AHPRA releases new Advertising Fact Sheet and Frequently Asked Questions.
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2011

22 Dec 2011

Communique from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest Communiqué.
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30 Nov 2011

Communiqué from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest Communiqué.
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24 Nov 2011

AHPRA launches online applications for provisional registrants

Medical and pharmacy interns with provisional registration can now apply online for general registration.
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11 Nov 2011

Pharmacists urged to renew

Pharmacists whose registration expires on 30 November are urged to renew online and on time.
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04 Nov 2011

Communique from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest Communiqué.
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02 Nov 2011

2010-11 Annual Report tabled

AHPRA and the National Boards release annual report.
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20 Oct 2011

Provisional to General Registration

Information for pharmacy interns with provisional registration seeking general registration
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26 Sep 2011

Communique from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest Communiqué.
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05 Sep 2011

Communique from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest Communiqué.
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09 Aug 2011

Communiqué from the Board

Statement from the Pharmacy Board of Australia
The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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09 Aug 2011

Board launches new look website

The Board, in partnership with AHPRA and the other national boards, has updated its website.
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06 Jul 2011

AHPRA launches new online service

AHPRA launches new online service for printing Certificate of Registration.
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04 Jul 2011

Communique from the Board

The Pharmacy Board of Australia releases its latest Communiqué.
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04 Jul 2011

Board announces 2012 registration fees

The Pharmacy Board of Australia has set its 2012 registration fees.
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09 Jun 2011

New policy on application for English language skills registration standard

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03 Jun 2011

Communiqué from the Board

Statement from the Pharmacy Board of Australia
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23 May 2011

Pharmacy regulators to visit Darwin and meet with local pharmacists

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18 May 2011

WA pharmacists check your registration expiry date and renew on time

Statement from the Pharmacy Board of Australia
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16 May 2011

Online applications smooth path from study to work

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11 May 2011

Communiqué from the Board

Statement from the Pharmacy Board of Australia
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29 Apr 2011

New look AHPRA website to improve service to practitioners

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18 Apr 2011

Snapshot of National Registers

Statement from AHPRA
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05 Apr 2011

AHPRA Delivers Student Register

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04 Apr 2011

Consultation paper released

Statement from the Pharmacy Board of Australia
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26 Mar 2011

Communiqué from the Board

Statement from the Pharmacy Board of Australia
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08 Mar 2011

Communiqué from the Board

Statement from the Pharmacy Board of Australia
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11 Feb 2011

Update on Lapsed Practitioners

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25 Jan 2011

AHPRA reminds practitioners to renew if due!

Statement from AHPRA
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20 Jan 2011

New AHPRA online service to check receipt of registration renewal

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18 Jan 2011

Difficulties Reaching AHPRA on 1300 Phone Number

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2010

21 Dec 2010

Media release: AHPRA on track for 2011 student registration

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08 Dec 2010

Guidelines on responsibilities of pharmacists when practising as proprietors released

Statement from the Pharmacy Board of Australia
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03 Dec 2010

Media Release: Board and AHPRA act on pharmacy intern registration

Statement from the Pharmacy Board of Australia
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03 Dec 2010

Intern guides and training plans released

Statement from the Pharmacy Board of Australia
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12 Nov 2010

Annual Report 2009-10 for the National Boards and AHPRA

Statement from AHPRA
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30 Sep 2010

Alert - Application Form from Medical Register of Australia

Statement from AHPRA
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24 Sep 2010

Communiqué from the Board - 24 September 2010

Statement from the Pharmacy Board of Australia
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13 Sep 2010

AHPRA on the Move!

Statement from AHPRA
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13 Sep 2010

Easy online renewal of registration for practitioners

Statement from AHPRA
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09 Aug 2010

Have you left your renewal too late?

Statement from the Pharmacy Board of Australia
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09 Aug 2010

Media Release - Registration standards

Statement from the Pharmacy Board of Australia
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02 Aug 2010

Need more information about your registration?

Statement from the Pharmacy Board of Australia
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30 Jul 2010

What do I do if my registration is about to expire?

Statement from the Pharmacy Board of Australia
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28 Jul 2010

Is your registration renewal due now?

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23 Jul 2010

Check your registration status online

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22 Jul 2010

Registration due 30 June? Did you renew on time?

Statement from AHPRA
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15 Jul 2010

AHPRA focused on information flow

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14 Jul 2010

AHPRA Boosts Response Capacity

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12 Jul 2010

Queensland Registrants - updated information

Statement from AHPRA
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09 Jul 2010

Mutual recognition of WA registrants

Statement from AHPRA
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08 Jul 2010

Reminder regarding PII arrangements

Statement from AHPRA
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02 Jul 2010

New Requirements for Continuing Professional Development and Recency of Practice

Statement from AHPRA
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18 Jun 2010

New national Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) registration standard for pharmacists

Statement from the Pharmacy Board of Australia
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