Pharmacy Guild Australia (PGA)
The PGA was first accredited as an SDO in November 2009. The PGA is responsible for developing and maintaining the Quality Care Pharmacy (QCP) program of Standards, recognised as the quality assurance Standards of choice for community pharmacies in Australia. PGA is a national employers’ organization servicing the needs of its members who are the proprietors of independent community pharmacies throughout Australia and it is the national peak body representing community pharmacy.
The Guild was established in 1928, bringing together several small retail pharmacy organisations then operating in the various States. The Guild is registered under the federal Workplace Relations Act 1996 as an employers' organisation.
A major Guild activity at all levels is close liaison and negotiation with governments, manufacturers, wholesalers and other organisations in or around the health care delivery system. For more information visit their website at http://www.guild.org.au/the_guild