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Our Founder is NSW Pharmacist of the Year!

Our Founder is NSW Pharmacist of the Year!

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) announced Anna as the 2021 NSW Pharmacist of the Year on Saturday evening.  “New England pharmacist, Anna Barwick, received the NSW Pharmacist of the Year award. Ms Felkai (NSW PSA President) said Anna has led work in the area of telehealth and improving communications between pharmacists and the general community. Anna’s pioneering work in this field has led to the formation of PharmOnline, a 24/7 telehealth advisory service which provides opportunities for the community to access health and medicines advice. Anna has also served as a member of PSA’s NSW Branch committee,” Felkai said....

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Hay fever management

Written by Jamie-Lee Woods   The days are longer, the air is warmer and the grass is greener - spring has sprung! For many people, the change in season can also mean the onset of hay fever. Hay fever, also known as allergic rhinitis, is a very common allergic condition affecting 1 in 5 Australians, commonly causing symptoms such as sneezing, itchy and watery eyes, runny nose, nasal congestion and fatigue.   Allergic rhinitis can be seasonal and perennial (year-round). Seasonal allergic rhinitis generally causes symptoms during a particular season in response to an allergen such as pollen. While seasonal...

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Canstar article about alternatives to the Emergency Department

It can be tough to know what to do if you or someone you love is struck down suddenly with a new or worrying medical symptom. Should you wait it out at home and go to your local doctor, or head straight for the hospital emergency department? What about if you have COVID-19 symptoms? Pharmacist Anna Barwick explains... https://www.canstar.com.au/health-insurance/alternatives-to-emergency/ 

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National Stroke Awareness Week 31st August - 6th September

National Stroke Awareness Week 31st August - 6th September

Written by Jamie-Lee Woods   There is no better time than now to learn about what a stroke is, how to recognise the symptoms, and how we can protect ourselves from having one! What is a stroke? Our bodies are full of blood vessels transporting oxygen and nutrient filled blood to, and removing waste products from, our organs. A stroke happens when blood flow is restricted to the brain via a blockage or break in an artery (a blood vessel carrying blood to the brain). This can happen very quickly and as a result, brain cells die due to the...

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Video telehealth consultations with pharmacists are now LIVE!

Video telehealth consultations with pharmacists are now LIVE!

From Monday 10th August 2020, you will be able to book a consultation with a registered, experienced pharmacist. It means you can ask for advice about your health and medication when and where you want it. Click the Telehealth Consultations at the top of the website to book NOW!

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