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Help with Christmas health
The Christmas holidays are approaching fast
and for a pharmacy this brings a variety of
new customers and patients with different
ailments. Calls received by the healthdirect
Australia 27/7 telephone nurse triage
service over the 2012/2013 Christmas
• indigestion – from eating too much turkey
• headaches– from over indulging in
• sunburn – from accidently falling asleep
in the sun
• bites and stings – from enjoying the great
We can assist you to handle these types of
queries after hours and on public holidays.
The healthdirect service can also provide
health advice and support for your patients
who are unwell or who may have medication
queries while your pharmacy is closed.
The National Health Services Directory (NHSD)
displays contact details, locations and opening
times of GP clinics, pharmacies, emergency
departments and hospitals in towns and
cities across Australia. So if you know your
patients are travelling over the Christmas
period, whether it’s for a camping trip or a
coastal drive, then don’t let your patients
leave home without downloading the NHSD
Families can have peace of mind knowing that
they can search the NHSD to find fast access
to medical care if they need it. The NHSD
allows for locations to be viewed on a Google
map making it easy to find. For those who are
spending a quiet one at home with the family
then the NHSD will help find health services
that are open on the public holidays.
Download the NHSD smartphone app or
Refer your patients to healthdirect Australia:
1800 022 222
To promote Healthdirect Australia’s phone
and online services to your patients order
brochures and magnets free of charge: www.
Healthdirect Australia was established by
the Council of Australian Governments.
PSA’s journal awarded
Australian Pharmacist has been recognised
in the national Publishers Australia
The journal was named runner up in the
Member Magazine of the Year category for
the second time in two years.
PSA CEO Liesel Wett Congratulated
Managing Editor Andrew Daniels and the
design team of Rebecca Jones and Caroline
Mackay on a great achievement.
She said that on top of Australian
Pharmacist being runner‐up, Rebecca
Jones was a finalist in the National
Magazine Cover of the Year category for
her August 2013 Australian Pharmacist
cover (for the story, A desire to help even at
the top of the world), and Peter Waterman
was a finalist in the National B2B Journalist
of the Year.
‘Bec also was fifth out
of 17 chosen covers
voted on by her
peers at the dinner.
A huge achievement
by all given that
these awards are
contested by some of
the country’s biggest
Harpers Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Australian
Geographic and Women’s Weekly as well
as custom and niche publishers. And,
Bec and Caz are both finalists in four
categories of the Page Creative Excellence
Awards, the ACT graphic design industry’s
recognition of the best of the best in their
profession. Just being named finalists
in such prestigious awards is a huge
achievement and reflects the talent and
commitment we have in the publications
unit at PSA,’ she said.
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