Pharmacy Board of Australia - Pharmacy regulation at work in Australia, 2014/15

Pharmacy regulation at work in Australia, 2014/15

01 Apr 2016

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

In 2014/15, the Board reviewed a number of registration standards and consulted on and finalised guidelines on compounding of medicines and professional practice profile for pharmacists undertaking complex compounding. The Board analysed feedback received following consultation on guidelines on dispensing of medicines, practice-specific issues, specialised supply arrangements, and the responsibilities of pharmacists when practising as proprietors. The Board also engaged with the public, pharmacy stakeholders and governments on the opportunities for pharmacists to administer vaccines to the public.

Highlights

  • Finalised guidelines on compounding of medicines and professional practice profile for pharmacists undertaking complex compounding. 
  • Funded the development of an examiner training program. 
  • 29,014 registered pharmacists in Australia on 30 June 2015. 
  • 2.59% increase in number of registered pharmacists compared to 2013/14. 
  • 61.6% of registered pharmacists are younger than 40. 
  • 5% decrease in number of notifications received about registered pharmacists compared to 2013/14. 
  • 11 immediate actions cases, compared to 19 in 2013/14. 
  • In 43% of notifications closed (excluding New South Wales) no further action was required. 
  • 238 pharmacy registrants under active monitoring on 30 June 2015, including 38% due to suitability/eligibility and 27% due to conduct issues.

Download a copy of the report below:

Download a PDF of the report.
Pharmacy regulation at work in Australia - 2014/15 (191 KB,PDF), Word version (50.2 KB,DOCX)

 
 
Page reviewed 1/04/2016