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Media Releases from the Pharmacy Council

Media Releases from the Pharmacy Council

Current media releases from the Pharmacy Council are listed below

15 June 2023

New Competence and Accreditation Standards

The Pharmacy Council published the new Competence Standards for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Prescribers along with the new Accreditation Standards for Pharmacy Programmes. 

27 June 2022

Pharmacy Teams Relief Fund extended

The Pharmacy Team Relief Fund which has been supporting pharmacy teams since October 2020 has been extended to allow the Council to allocate the remaining $175,000 of available funding.

18 November 2021

New appointments to Pharmacy Council board

The Council announces three new appointments and the reappointment of two existing members.  See the Media Release for full details. 

November 2021

Fraudulent Prescriptions

Pharmacy Council’s actions focused on ensuring high quality practice.  

2 October 2020

Relief on the way for pandemic pressured pharmacy teams

Some well-earned respite will soon be available for community pharmacy teams who have been at the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic response since it started in March.

2 October 2020

Pharmacy Council freezes APC fee and provides rebate from underspend

The Pharmacy Council will keep its Annual Practising Certificate fees at the same level for the next financial year as it works to support pharmacists facing pandemic pressures.

2 October 2020

New recertification roll-out informed by pharmacist feedback

The Pharmacy Council is easing in the rollout of its new recertification programme and easing existing requirements in recognition of the pandemic workload pressures facing pharmacists.