COVID-19 Resources

Information and Resources

Temporary delivery of medication reviews remotely, in specific circumstances, from 21 April 2020. 

In response to the current COVID-19 virus pandemic situation, Service Providers will temporarily be able to deliver medication reviews remotely, in specific circumstances, from 21 April 2020. 

Where a patient has been identified as eligible according to the relevant Program Rules, a service provider may undertake a MedsCheck, Diabetes MedsCheck, Home Medicines Review or Residential Medication Management Review via video or teleconference to assist with reducing the risk to that patient and the pharmacist.

The Department of Health has partnered with the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia to develop resources for delivering comprehensive medication reviews without a face to face interview. These resources, which supplement the Guidelines for delivering these services, together with the updated Program Rules and consent forms, will be available on the PPA website from 21 April 2020.

https://www.ppaonline.com.au/telehealth

Department of Health

Health is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. The website provides daily updates; providing the latest news, current facts and figures, travel advice, key contact and phone numbers.

Advice specific to states and territories

Pharmacy Programs Administrator (PPA)

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

World Health Organisation (WHO) Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic

RACGP Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for GPs

NPS MedicineWise Being medicinewise during COVID-19

National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce

CSIRO Expert Commentary: COVID19

Resources hub of the International Alliance of Patient Organisations (IAPO)

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in HealthCare (ACSQHC) position statements on medicine related issues during COVID. 

Australian Diabetes Society (ADS) Communiqué for Diabetes Health Professionals regarding COVID-19 pandemic

Public Health England’s (PHE) Every Mind Matters platform

Beyond Blue Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service

Supporting older people and people living with dementia during self-isolation – Guidance from the British Psychological Society

ELDAC Being Prepared for COVID-19

Prescribing Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) each expressed concerns about hydroxychloroquine being prescribed and supplied for off-label use. The organisation has written an open letter to prescribers requesting they avoid prescribing hydroxychloroquine for off-label ‘just in case’ treatment of COVID-19, stating that if it is found to be effective against COVID-19, it will need to be available for those who need it.

AACP Specific Information

AACP staff will be working remotely to minimise health risks. All staff will be available to answer your query during normal office hours of 8.00 am to 4.30 pm.

 If you have queries, please direct them to the appropriate staff member by mobile or by email.

If you are unsure of the best person to contact, please email your query or request to: aacp@aacp.com.au  This email will be monitored and your email will be referred to the staff member best positioned to respond.

Grant Martin Chief Executive Officer
grant.martin@aacp.com.au
0458 149 995

Regina Murphy Manager, Process & Policy
Enquiries from candidates currently working their way through the case study component of the stage two process, including access to the case studies, extensions to submission dates and general advice.
reginamurphy@aacp.com.au
0428 331 154

Nadia O’Halloran Candidate Support
(part time Monday to Thursday 9.30 am to 2.30 pm)
New application processing, existing application enquiries questions regarding the AACP Communications module and general process enquiries.
candidatesupport@aacp.com.au
0477 753 693

Nadia Walters Reaccreditation Manager and Corporate Events Coordinator
nwalters@aacp.com.au
0427 820 944

Sarah Gillespie Manager Clinical Services – Clinical Consultant Pharmacist
Assistance with 6CPA and clinical queries. Provision of professional advice. 
sgillespie@aacp.com.au
0427 953 234

Keith MacAulay Project Pharmacist – IT Support
Assistance with log in problems, password access, password reset and network status.  Enquiries relating to the assessment course (Moodle) access. Portal looping problems. Network issues with timing of completion of multiple-choice questions in assessment area.
kmacaulay@aacp.com.au
0428 032 553

Louise Irvine Financial Controller
lirvine@aacp.com.au