Pharmacy Board of Australia - Professional Practice Issues
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Professional Practice Issues

The Pharmacy Board of Australia (the Board) is committed to ensuring that practitioners are aware of relevant issues that inform professional practice.

Therefore, from time to time the Board will publish relevant information for practitioners to consider.

Pharmacy regulators and stakeholders

Information on other regulators and stakeholders relevant to the pharmacy profession.

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Supporting professional practice

Information and resources to support professional practice.

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Pharmacy regulation at work: tribunal decisions

Summaries of tribunal decisions about pharmacists.

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Case study lessons

Case studies to help practitioners understand and meet their professional and legal obligations as a registered pharmacist.

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Pharmacist prescribing

Following developments in prescribing in 2015, the Board set out to consider the implications for the public if states and territory governments were to authorise pharmacists to prescribe. The Board also explored whether it has any regulatory barriers in place that would affect pharmacists’ ability to prescribe in the Australian healthcare setting. Click on the links below to read about the Board’s work in this area.

Pharmacist prescribing update

In December 2023, given the developments in pharmacist prescribing, the Board published an update to its previous position statement.

Published reports

The Board publishes reports about its work when it considers they may be of interest to the profession. Click on the links below to access the reports.

  • The intern training experience from perspective of the intern and preceptor – a large scale study – Final report (874 KB,PDF), Word version (454 KB,DOCX)
  • Methotrexate and patient harm - an analysis of notifications involving oral methotrexate in Australia 2010 to 2019 (195 KB,PDF)
    Page reviewed 3/04/2024