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Equality in Healthcare

The National Australian Pharmacy Students' Association (NAPSA) is a firm believer of equality for all, whether it be religious, race, gender or sexual orientation/identity. Everyday we celebrate and embrace diversity, something which NAPSA welcomes. Despite this, there are significant inequalities and disparities in health care for LGBTQI+ people, particularly with regard to mental health.

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NAPSA PROUDLY SUPPORTING LIVIN FOR CHARITY CUP 2017

The National Australian Pharmacy Students' Association (NAPSA) has commenced Charity Cup 2017 in efforts to raise money and awareness for LIVIN. The annual, nationwide competition began on the 3rd April and will run for two months, concluding on 26th May.

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NAPSA Congress Perth 2017

The National Australian Pharmacy Students' Association (NAPSA) will welcome over 300 delegates to Curtin University for their largest Congress today.

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The 2016 National Pharmacy Student Survey results are in!

The National Pharmacy Students' Survey (NPSS) is an annual survey conducted by the National Australian Pharmacy Students' Association (NAPSA). The survey identifies any issues, queries or concerns amongst students, and uses this to implement positive change for pharmacy students. Furthermore, the data collated is utilised as a tool by NAPSA to accurately represent and advocate for pharmacy students around Australia. In November 2016, 761 pharmacy students completed the survey; more than doubling the response from the 2015 NPSS. The results highlighted key workforce issues facing pharmacy students and indicated interesting perceptions of the industry.

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NAPSA attends AFSPA Conference

From September 8-12th, NAPSA Board member James Buckley, and Queensland pharmacy students William Hagan, Allison Cooper and Alistair Meldrum were given the opportunity to attend the Australian Friendly Societies Pharmacy Association (AFSPA)'s Annual Conference held this year in Hobart.

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POSITION STATEMENT MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID EDUCATION

The National Australian Pharmacy Students' Association (NAPSA) takes the position that mental health first aid education be prioritised, with completion of a nationally recognised mental health first aid qualification as a minimum standard.

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The International Pharmaceutical Students' Federation

The International Pharmaceutical Students' Federation (IPSF) is the leading international advocacy organisation for pharmacy students around the world. It consists of approximately 350,000 pharmacy students and recent graduates in over 80 countries.

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NAPSA at PSA16

The National Australian Pharmacy Students' Association (NAPSA) would like to thank the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) for the opportunity to attend and contribute to the PSA16 conference held in Sydney over the weekend.

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NAPSA AGM, 15-17th July in Melbourne

Join us at the NAPSA AGM, where we'll be electing a new NAPSA Board, and new committee members. Representatives from every pharmacy school in the country will be in attendance, uniting as one cohesive body of motivated Australian Pharmacy Students

Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month

May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month, and NAPSA pledges its support to Cystic Fibrosis Australia through its Charity Cup which just finished. Cystic fibrosis is a cruel disease, but Morgan Gollan (Pharmacy Intern) does not it get her down, check out her presentation at Griffith University on May 9th.

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NAPSA officially launch Alumni Network at APP 2016

The National Australian Pharmacy Students' Association (NAPSA) is officially launching their alumni membership at the Australian Pharmacy Professional (APP) conference on the Gold Coast this weekend.

Past NAPSA members can visit the NAPSA stand (295) at APP to sign up to their alumni membership or visit the website at napsa.org.au/alumni. Those who sign up at the conference will also receive a free 'Alumni Pin', which will identify them as official members.

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Applications for 2016 Rural Pharmacy Scholarship Now Open

Students from rural and remote locations who are studying pharmacy or are intending to study pharmacy are invited to apply for the Rural Pharmacy Scholarships for 2016.

Supported by the Australian Government and the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, applications for the scholarships worth up to $40,000 open on Monday, 26 October 2015 and close 31 January 2016.

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2015 NAPSA Pharmacy Student Survey

The National Australian Pharmacy Students' Association (NAPSA) represents students from eighteen universities nationwide studying either an undergraduate or postgraduate program.

NAPSA is committed to advocating for Australian pharmacy students to ensure their future is prosperous and their status, rights and privileges are protected.

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NAPSA Releases new MyNAPSA web platform

NAPSA is incredibly excited about the release of the new MyNAPSA platform! Earlier in the year, NAPSA made the bold decision to let go of its old website and adopt a newer, cleaner and more efficient online platform to engage student members. This new website will be the go-to place for NAPSA members to find out the latest news and events and to get involved. Students will also be kept up to date with the latest jobs, career opportunities and intern programs through the new platform.

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The Pharmacy Cricket Scholarship

Pharmacy Student Applications are invited for 'The PHARMACY CRICKET SCHOLARSHIP' of $2500, two to be awarded. Pharmacy Cricket Inc. is to provide this Scholarship for a student (male or female) presently in any year of a full-time Pharmacy Degree course or in a Masters degree course.

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