Guild-Price­line train­ing link

Pharmacy Daily - - NEWS -

THE Phar­macy Guild of Aus­tralia and Price­line Phar­macy have en­tered into a part­ner­ship ar­range­ment to pro­vide key train­ing and ed­u­ca­tion ser­vices to all Price­line Phar­macy team mem­bers.

The Guild said its ex­pe­ri­ence with the vo­ca­tional ed­u­ca­tion sec­tor will also mean Price­line Phar­macy stores are able to take ad­van­tage of all avail­able govern­ment fund­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties to as­sist in the de­liv­ery of qual­i­fi­ca­tions or skill sets.

Richard Vin­cent, ceo and md of Price­line’s par­ent com­pany API, wel­comed the part­ner­ship say­ing, “Price­line Phar­macy un­der­stands that to be suc­cess­ful in this chal­leng­ing en­vi­ron­ment we must have a phar­macy work­force that is skilled and con­fi­dent when en­gag­ing with our cus­tomers.

“De­vel­op­ing su­pe­rior skills and knowl­edge within our team is a cru­cial part of en­hanc­ing our cus­tomers’ ex­pe­ri­ence.”

Guild na­tional pres­i­dent Ge­orge Tam­bassis noted, “Work­ing with a brand like Price­line Phar­macy means that the Guild can ex­tend its reach into com­mu­nity phar­macy and en­sure that all phar­macy staff have ac­cess to our qual­ity train­ing prod­ucts,” he said.

“We con­grat­u­late them for this ini­tia­tive and look for­ward to work­ing to­gether to de­velop the skills and knowl­edge re­quired by our cus­tomers and our in­dus­try.”

The joint re­lease said the train­ing pro­gram will take a “whole of phar­macy” ap­proach en­com­pass­ing the needs of phar­ma­cists, dis­pen­sary as­sis­tants, front-of-store man­agers, phar­macy as­sis­tants, and cat­e­gory man­agers.

Price­line Phar­macy teams will have ac­cess to more than 70 in­di­vid­ual units that make up four dif­fer­ent qual­i­fi­ca­tions and to this end, the two part­ners said they will work to­gether to iden­tify skill gaps, rel­e­vant train­ing needs and paths to ful­fill­ing these needs.

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