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pharmaceuticals such as expired stock
is disposed of in the RUM bins and not
down the drain (this also helps to reduce
antibiotic resistance in the community).
Finally, remember the old business
adage: ‘you can’t manage what you can’t
measure.’ Before implementing any
initiative, take a baseline measurement
against which you can compare
measurements taken after the initiative
has been in place for a while. This way
the pharmacy can celebrate its ‘harm
Useful resources for
• Two sites intended for hospitals but
containing useful information and
resources are: Practice Greenhealth
– this site runs online webinars and
short courses on general sustainable
healthcare topics as well as specific
courses for pharmacists: https://
practicegreenhealth.org and the
Victorian government’s Sustainability
in Healthcare’webpage: www.health.
• Another site for sustainable business
practices is Models of Success and
• If you are looking towards green
building design: www.nrdc.org/
See page 26 for more on climate change.
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The National Board of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia has elected
Victorian pharmacist Joe Demarte as National President for 2015-16.
Mr Demarte took over from Grant
Kardachi who has served the full term
allowed under the PSA Constitution.
The Board also elected Michelle Lynch
from Victoria and Jeff Hughes from
Western Australia as Vice Presidents.
Mr Demarte said he was greatly
honoured at being elected National
President of PSA.
‘ The profession is entering a transitional
phase and I am excited to be able to
lead it at this very important time,’
Mr Demarte said.
Mr Demarte is an immediate past
National Vice President of PSA,
Chairman of the PSA Finance Audit and
Risk Management Committee, Chairman
PSA 6CPA Working Group and a member
of the PSA Victorian Branch Committee.
He is a past President of the Victorian
Branch of PSA, a past PSA representative
on the Victorian Pseudoephedrine
Working Party and was the PSA
representative National Working
Group for Prevention of Diversion of
Mr Demarte said: ‘ There are some very
big challenges facing the profession,
but also some great opportunities. I am
committed to helping PSA’s members
grasp these opportunities and help
build their professional careers while
improving the health of all Australians.
‘It will not always be an easy road as
we move forward but the strength of
our profession, and the commitment of
those within it, will lay the foundations
for the future.’
Mr Demarte paid tribute to Grant
Kardachi who has served as National
President for the past four years.
‘Grant has helped shape the PSA for the
future and has been instrumental in
helping guide the profession to meet
the evolving needs of today’s healthcare
system. He has built the PSA into an
organisation that is respected and is
now widely recognised as the peak body
for all pharmacists across the country.’
Chris Freeman from the Queensland
Branch has joined the Board. He replaces
Nerida Smith. Dr Freeman’s term started
on 1 July.
Michelle Lynch, Joe Demarte and Jeff Hughes
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