The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia Company Profile

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The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA) is the professional body which represents over 1,600 pharmacists and pharmacy technicians practising in all parts of the Australian health system. SHPA was established in 1941 following the pioneering efforts of 25 public hospital pharmacists in Victoria. From 1947 to 1964 other branches were developed. The inaugural meeting of the SHPA Federal Council and the first SHPA federal conference was held in Adelaide in 1961.

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.


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Phone: (03) 9486 0177
Fax: (03) 9486 0311

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Hospital Leverages Pharmacists, Trained Technicians to Reduce Medication History Errors

To reduce the high number of medication errors observed in the medication lists of medically complex patients who are admitted to the hospital from the ED, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles d...

CVS Health lauds its 30,000 pharmacists for American Pharmacists Month

David SalazarAs part of American Pharmacists Month, CVS Health is recognizing the work that its pharmacists do to improve the health of their patients through increased access to care. read more

Dementia increases the risk of 30-day readmission to the hospital after discharge

(American Geriatrics Society) Until now, little was known about the effects of dementia on early hospital readmission. Researchers in Japan recently published the results of a study to learn more abou...

Diagnosis and management of hospital-acquired pneumonia in older adults

Hospital‑acquired pneumonia increases the length of in-patient hospital stay and is associated with high mortality rates, particularly in older people. Pharmacists and healthcare professionals need ...

Poll: Majority of Ontario patients trust pharmacists with MMJ dispensing

David SalazarThe poll, which comes as the OPA pushes for regulatory changes that would allow pharmacists to dispense medical cannabis, found that 70% of patients think pharmacists should be involved i...

New Rules for Pharmacists

The Pharmacy Council has (finally) published their new Code of Ethics 2018. I’ve written several times on the ongoing saga of the Pharmacy Council’s Code of Ethics. In late 2014 we put together a ...

California Pharmacists Association Launches New, Revamped Website

New features bring improved navigation and streamlined structure of content California Pharmacists Association (CPhA) launched the new website to kic...

Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) lowers 30-day readmission rates

(American Geriatrics Society) In a new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, researchers examined the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP), an evidence-based treatment plan ...

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Pharmacist participation in antimicrobial stewardship in Australian and French hospitals: a cross-sectional nationwide survey.

Hospital pharmacists are an integral part of antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) programmes globally. Currently, little is known as to how hospital pharmacists see their role and involvement within the AM...

Medication reconciliation at two teaching hospitals in Australia: a missed opportunity?

Medication reconciliation prevents medication related harm at patient hospitalisation. This cross-sectional study demonstrated that the Hunter New England Health Admission Medication History Form that...

Evaluating the role of clinical pharmacists in pre-procedural anticoagulation management.

While physicians are typically responsible for managing perioperative warfarin, clinic pharmacists may improve pre-procedural decision-making. We assessed the impact of pharmacist-driven care for chro...

Formalization of an antimicrobial stewardship program in a small community hospital.

Results of a study to formalize an antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP) in a small community hospital are presented.

Description and analysis of hospital pharmacies in Madagascar.

Madagascar's health care system has operated without formal hospital pharmacies for more than two decades. The gradual integration of pharmacists in public hospitals since 2012 will allow the structur...

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Development of the Medicines Optimisation Assessment Tool

The purpose of this study is to develop a prediction-tool, the Medicines Optimisation Assessment Tool (MOAT), to assist hospital pharmacists identify patients at highest risk of preventabl...

Proximity Work in Family Medicine Groups : the Impact of Pharmacists

The project objective is to evaluate the impact of the recent addition of pharmacists within family medicine groups (FMGs) on organizational and clinical parameters. The process by which c...

The Pharmacist in the Acute Geriatric Inpatient Treatment Team

This trial investigates the effects of a comprehensive pharmaceutical assessment in an acute care geriatric hospital on the number of hospital readmissions and patient's days spent at home...

Involvement of Community Pharmacists in Complex Care Plans for Diabetic Patients, a Pilot Study

This project is an initiative to bring physicians, nurses, community pharmacists and patients together in collaborative planning in the management of diabetes, which aligns with the collab...

A Pharmacist-Led Hospital-Based Intervention to Support Medication Adherence Following Acute Coronary Syndrome

Background Medication adherence following acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is often sub-optimal and is associated with poor clinical outcomes. Patients' beliefs about medications have been sh...

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The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia

The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA) is the professional body which represents over 1,600 pharmacists and pharmacy technicians practising in all parts of the Australian health syste...

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North Carolina Association of Pharmacists

The North Carolina Association of Pharmacists is the state organization representing the profession of pharmacy, organized to unite, serve and advance the profession of pharmacy for the benefit of s...

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