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Australian Pharmaceutical Organisations - Pharmacy Australia

The following is an extensive list of organisations relevant to the Australian pharmaceutical industry, including state-specific and national organisations, Government and guilds.

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Pharmaceutical Organisations

Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
PSA is the peak national professional pharmacy organisation representing approximately 75 per cent of pharmacists across Australia.   PSA has a dual function, supporting pharmacists’ commitment to high standards of patient care and continuing professional education, and representing their role as frontline health professionals.  PSA’s primary role is to provide initial and ongoing education, training and practice support for pharmacists and pharmacy staff.

The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia
The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA) is the professional body which represents over 2,500 pharmacists and pharmacy technicians practising in all parts of the Australian health system. SHPA has a long-standing commitment to the profession of hospital pharmacy and to the profession’s role in ensuring optimal health outcomes for Australian consumers by the safe and effective use of medicines.

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia
The Guild promotes the value of community pharmacists in the health care system to government, the industry and the community.

Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacy
The AACP is the organisation accrediting and supporting Consultant Pharmacists in Australia.

The Australian Pharmacy Council
The Australian Pharmacy Council was formed in 2002 as the national body for Australian State and Territory authorities responsible for the registration of pharmacists. The principal purposes of the Australian Pharmacy Council are to: provide leadership in developing and implementing nationally consistent policies, processes and approaches to pharmacy practice, regulation and registration; accredit pharmacy schools and programs; and authorising agencies to accredit continuing professional development activities; conduct examinations towards eligibility for registration; assess the qualifications and skills of pharmacy graduates towards Australian registration and permanent residency.

Pharmacy Board of Australia
The Pharmacists Board of Australia is the body responsible for the registration of Pharmacists in Australia. Before a person in Australia may practice as, or hold themselves out to be, a Pharmacist, he or she must first register with the Board.