For most small retail businesses, wages represent a significant outgoing. In pharmacy, they represent the largest controllable cost. Good people come at a cost but they, along with the owner,
COVID-19 is upon us and, by all accounts, its impact will be felt for a while. As a pharmacist, you are at the forefront of assisting people with their healthcare. As a business owner, COVID-19
Congratulations to the franchise partners of our Guardian Pharmacy network on winning the 2019 Roy Morgan Customer Satisfaction Award for the Chemist/Pharmacy category. During Tuesday night’s
In a previous article, I (Paul O’Sullivan, Group Manager – Sigma Financial Services) said that our long experience tells us that there are five fundamentals that can go wrong in a
Paul Sullivan, Group Manager of Sigma Financial Services, outlines the five fundamentals that can go wrong in a pharmacy business and how to diagnose the specific challenges you face – so you can
It’s been an exciting month, with a few interesting announcements set to improve the state of Australian pharmacy. This month, we focus on stories calling for the continued improvement of our
Now in its 4th year, the Medici Women’s Conference had a clear focus on business and actionable insights from the industry – this is Vanessa Lontos’ wrap
The flu season is upon us – essential information for Sigma pharmacists. Better prepared to provide better care and keep patients healthy.
Who is Sigma? Sigma Healthcare is a leading Australian-based wholesale and distribution business. We have the largest pharmacy network in Australia, with over 1,200 branded and independent stores.
This year’s conference, held in host city San Francisco, provided education for pharmacists on a wide range of professional, clinical and business topics, from dermatology and gastrointestinal to
It is not only the physical impact of diabetes that affects the lives of everyday Australians; diabetes has a significant impact on mental health, through prejudice socially and in the workplace.
How do the National Medicines Policy (NMP) and Community Service Obligation (CSO) work? According to the Department of Health, the National Medicines Policy (NMP) aims to improve positive health
Healthcare organisations today are facing significant changes, such as the need to satisfy a progressively more ‘aware’ and demanding user, and the need for internal changes to keep pace with the
Novartis Australia has won the prestigious 2018 Sigma Supplier of the Year award at a gala industry event held at the Plaza Ballroom in Melbourne last night. In front of pharmaceutical industry
On Friday 8 June 2018, the Department of Health commenced a review of the Community Service Obligation (CSO) Funding Pool for pharmaceutical wholesalers. The following media release is the
Pharmacists are among the most trusted professional communities in Australia, with community pharmacies serving as the frontline point of contact between healthcare industry and patient. As such,
Healthcare is changing. Patients are now better able to easier research and access medical advice from their smartphones than ever before – and that can be a double-edged sword for pharmacists,
As of the 1st of February 2018, the Therapeutic Goods Administration has up-scheduled products containing codeine from over-the-counter availability to requiring a prescription from a healthcare
Bayer Australia Wins Major Industry Award Bayer Australia has won the prestigious 2017 Sigma Supplier of the Year award at a gala industry event held at the Plaza Ballroom in Melbourne last night. In