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June 2017
Awesome MUR Results for May

Awesome MUR Results for May

148 Medicines Use Reviews done in May! Its great that we are continuing to provide a valuable service to our community and supporting our healthcare professionals. 106 MUR in the patients home and 42 MUR were done in the Pharmacy. Great results ! Thanks and have a great weekend
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Ashburton Community based Expo

Ashburton Community based Expo

On Wednesday 17 May, Kathryn Snook, CCPG Mobile Pharmacist attended the Ashburton Community based Expo presenting the Medication Management Service. The feedback received by visitors were positive which also resulted in 10 Medication use Reviews arranged. In addition, we received high interest in smoking cessation. Through this, we are building a stronger relationship with the local Ashburton Te Ha Waitaha - Stop Smoking Canterbury programme. The opportunity was taken to visit other stallhold...
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May 2017
World Smoke Free Day - 31st May

World Smoke Free Day - 31st May

World Smoke Free Day Internationally, World Smokefree Day is known as World No Tobacco Day, and is celebrated annually on 31 May. World Smokefree Day is celebrated and delivered at a local level through the theme being applied to current initiatives and priorities. Regional teams provide a collaborative approach and touchpoints for anyone wanting to get involved. The objectives of World Smokefree Day (WSFD) in New Zealand are: •raising awareness and contributing to the achievement of th...
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24 Hour Surgery & Urgent Pharmacy Announcement

24 Hour Surgery & Urgent Pharmacy Announcement

The 24 Hour Surgery has now opened its doors to the public at 401 Madras Street. The Urgent Pharmacy (Ch.ch.) Ltd continues to operate on the corner of Bealey Ave & Colombo Street.
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Senior Chef

Senior Chef

Cooking Classes for older adults - Enrolling now for Term 3, 2017 Gain skills, confidence and motivation around cooking for one or two. In this FREE 8-week cooking course for people over 65, living alone or with one other person. You will:  Learn about nutrition for older adults, menu planning, budgeting, shopping tips and more.  Cook a meal in pairs using your free recipe book - “Cooking for Older People - Easy Recipes for One or Two”  Share a meal with new friends. Read more Partic...
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March 2017
2017 Annual Influenza Immunisation Programme Fact Sheet

2017 Annual Influenza Immunisation Programme Fact Sheet

 2017 Annual Influenza Immunisation Programme Fact Sheet To: Pharmacist vaccinatorsExpansion of access to the funded influenza vaccine from 1 April 2017PHARMAC is changing the New Zealand Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 April 2017 to enable pharmacist vaccinators to provide funded influenza vaccine to: Individuals aged 65 years and over  Pregnant women. Ensuring greater access to influenza vaccine will increase uptake among eligible individuals, especially for those who have difficulty a...
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Congratulations Gareth Frew

Congratulations Gareth Frew

Congratulations to Gareth Frew, Clinical Leader for Canterbury Community Pharmacy Group (CCPG), who has been appointed by the Health Quality & Safety Commission (HQSC) to the Medication Safety Expert Advisory Group (MSEAG). The purpose of the MSEAG is to provide independent clinical and/or technical advice to the HQSC's medication safety programme team and to also work actively in the sector to improve the safety and quality of medicines management in New Zealand.This appointment is great reco...
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Congratulations Gareth Frew

Congratulations Gareth Frew

Congratulations to Gareth Frew, Clinical Leader for Canterbury Community Pharmacy Group (CCPG), who has been appointed by the Health Quality & Safety Commission (HQSC) to the Medication Safety Expert Advisory Group (MSEAG). The purpose of the MSEAG is to provide independent clinical and/or technical advice to the HQSC's medication safety programme team and to also work actively in the sector to improve the safety and quality of medicines management in New Zealand.This appointment is great reco...
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Medication Management Service

Medication Management Service

Awesome News - 42 Medication Use Reviews in our community this week! We continue to provide this service offering further patient care. Have a great weekend!
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February 2017
Canterbury Pharmacy Survey

Canterbury Pharmacy Survey

To All Pharmacists and Pharmacy Staff in the Canterbury Region. With knowledge of the Christchurch and Kaikoura earthquakes, plus many other events world wide - we are forced to realise that disaster and emergencies can affect everyone - please help us to help YOU, and make sure YOUR staff and business can continue effectively through any unexpected emergency or incident.
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Canterbury Primary Response Group

Canterbury Primary Response Group

Port Hills Fire Event Canterbury Primary Response Group has partially activated its emergency operations centre to monitor and support an appropriate health response.
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January 2017
Christchurch Clinical Studies Trust

Christchurch Clinical Studies Trust

CCST is looking for women who are post menopausal, 45 to 70 years old and non smokers with no significant health issues to take part in a study looking at muscle weakness and its association with falls. You will need to spend one night at our research facility and attend 7 clinic visits. Please check out our website www.ccst.co.nz or contact us recruiter@ccst.co.nz or phone 3729477. Compensation is $3600 less tax.
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Is your New Year’s Resolution to quit?

Is your New Year’s Resolution to quit?

There is great news for those planning to give up smoking in the New Year, with a new service offering free help and support for Cantabrians to quit. The news comes as an increase on tobacco prices is announced.
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December 2016
Congratulations to Gareth Frew

Congratulations to Gareth Frew

Gareth Frew has received the Pegasus Health System Integration Award for 2016.
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November 2016
Military and Emergency Pharmacy Section Webinar

Military and Emergency Pharmacy Section Webinar

MEPS is hosting its first webinar on the topic of Emergency Legislation for Use in Disaster Situations. 30 November 2016, 2.00PM - 3.00PM CET Panellist: Dr Regis Vaillancourt (Past President of MEPS, Director of Pharmacy, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Canada)
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MUR Great Results

MUR Great Results

Shout out to all our MUR PharamacistsWe have received 25 MUR Consultations this week, with 22 of them in the patients home.:) Great news and use of this service to enhance patient care
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Kaikoura Pharmacy update on their Facebook Page

Kaikoura Pharmacy update on their Facebook Page

Well....what a week. Firstly, we are all safe and sound. None of the team or our families were injured. Our homes are in quite a range of conditions, but we are all ok, and that's the thing that matters most. The pharmacy sustained no structural damage that is evident thus far. We were lucky. Several neighboring buildings are red stickered. I managed to get access with a Fire Service escort 10 hours after the quake and grabbed 2 shopping bags of emergency meds to take the the hospital, which was...
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Pharmacy Council Consultation Document

Pharmacy Council Consultation Document

Stakeholders are invited to provide feedback by 5.00pm, 4 January 2017 on the Council's proposed Annual Practising Certificate Fee for the 2017/18 practising year. The consultation document is available here.Responses can be sent to consultation@pharmacycouncil.org.nz 
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Update - Monday 21st November 2016

Update - Monday 21st November 2016

 CANTERBURY PRIMARY RESPONSE GROUP UPDATE MONDAY 21ST NOVEMBER 2016 IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL PHARMACISTS PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH EVERYONE IN YOUR PHARMACY TEAMEarthquake Event on 14 November 2016In the wake of the Kaikoura earthquake ("the earthquake") the Ministry of Health is implementing a mechanism to enable pharmacies located in the Canterbury DHB region to dispense 30 day emergency supplies of prescription medicines (without requiring a prescription) to all people from the earthquake a...
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Support for Kaikoura Pharmacy

Support for Kaikoura Pharmacy

Following the recent earthquakes significantly affecting the Kaikoura and Hurunui regions we are seeking expressions of interest from both pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to provide relief to the Kaikoura Pharmacy.
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