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Technician Director and NZ membership as SHPA signals inclusive new era
Evolving Identity

Technician Director and NZ membership as SHPA signals inclusive new era

SHPA members have voted overwhelmingly in favour of adding an elected Technician Member to the Board of Directors, as President Tom Simpson FANZCAP (Lead&Mgmt) today confirmed the adoption of a new SHPA Constitution, while jointly announcing a new membership pathway for New Zealanders in partnership with the New Zealand Hospital Pharmacy Association (NZHPA).

ANZCAP Pharmacy Student of the Year now open!
Recognising diverse learning

ANZCAP Pharmacy Student of the Year now open!

The Australian and New Zealand College of Advanced Pharmacy (ANZCAP) has opened submissions to pharmacy students across Australia for its inaugural Pharmacy Student of the Year Award, with the winner, to be announced in September, to receive flights, accommodation and registration to attend Medicines Management 2024, Australia’s largest annual scientific pharmacy conference, in Adelaide in November.

SHPA member Kenny Lee FANZCAP (PainMgmt, Steward) recognised for work in reducing opioid use
Member achievement

SHPA member Kenny Lee FANZCAP (PainMgmt, Steward) recognised for work in reducing opioid use

Sydney cancer care provider Chris O'Brien Lifehouse has won the ‘Clinical Excellence: Quality of Care and Patient Outcomes’ category at the Australian Private Hospitals Association’s 2024 APHA Awards for Excellence, for their innovative opioid stewardship program. SHPA member Kenny Lee FANZCAP (PainMgmt, Steward) is opioid stewardship pharmacist on the program's team.

Unprecedented ANZCAP demand sees fast-track Foundation Program extended
Limited Extension

Unprecedented ANZCAP demand sees fast-track Foundation Program extended

The Australian and New Zealand College of Advanced Pharmacy (ANZCAP) has announced an extension to the Foundation Program for Australian pharmacists to the end of June, ensuring equitable access for more practitioners amid unprecedented interest and a rapidly climbing number of recognised pharmacists.

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