Did you know that if you have a smartphone you have the ability to manage your medications, set alarms, keep a current mediation history, have access to information about your medications and order your prescriptions to be filled in the pharmacy – all in the palm of your hand?
All of our stores are registered to use the MedAdvisor App For more information or to sign up please visit www.medadvisor.com.au or pop into the pharmacy and speak with one of our pharmacists.
All of the pharmacies in the Outback Pharmacies Group offer free blood pressure monitoring for customers. We also have an extensive range of modern monitors should you wish to purchase your own machine for at home blood pressure monitoring.
Although we use state of the art digital blood pressure devices, these tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor on a regular basis.
All of the pharmacies in the Outback Pharmacies Group offer the convenience of home delivery of medications and other products to those patients that have a genuine need as they are not able to make it into the pharmacies themselves.
Tembys Pharmacy has a large range of products for hire in cases where they are very expensive to buy or when you may only need them for a short period of time.
The products that are available for hire include:
- Air cushions (rubber)
- Bath benchs
- Bed cradles
- Bed wetting alarms
- Blood pressure monitors
- Commodes (toilet aide)
- Crutches (forearm and underarm)
- Electric breast pumps
- Exercise bike
- Pedal exerciser
- Pulse massager
- Quad stick
- Ray lamp
- Shower chair
- Steam vaporizer
- Walking frame
- Walking stick
- Walker stroller
Please contact Tembys Pharmacy for availabilities and pricing.
To help manage your diabetes and answer any related questions you may have, our diabetes educator Peter Prime is available fortnightly at our South and C.P. Peoples pharmacies. Please phone in store for availability.
All of the pharmacies in the Outback Pharmacies Group are sub-agents for the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS).
The National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) is an initiative of the Australian Government administered by Diabetes Australia. Registration is free for all patients diagnosed with Diabetes.
People who are registered with the NDSS can access a range of subsidised, Government approved products including:
- subsidised testing strips for checking blood glucose levels
- free insulin syringes and pen-needles (if you require insulin)
- subsidised insulin pump consumables (IPCs)
- information services on managing life with diabetes.
For more information please visit the NDSS website www.ndss.com.au
Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) is designed to inform consumers about prescription and pharmacist-only medicines. It provides information about a medicine and is written by the pharmaceutical manufacturer.
A CMI gives you important facts to know before, during and after taking your medicine. The content of a CMI is defined by legislation and includes headings such as how to take your medicines, side effects and a description of the product. The legislation ensures the leaflet is accurate, unbiased and easy to use.
How do you use it?
Be sure to check that the brand name (usually in largest text) on your medicine exactly matches with the leaflet, to ensure you've chosen the right one.
Read the entire CMI before taking a new medicine, or to learn more about a medicine you're already taking, to ensure you get the best and safest use of the medicine. Keep it handy so you can refer to it later. Don't use it to try and diagnose, treat, cure or prevent illness yourself.
Every time someone receives a new medication if a CMI is available one is printed out and provided to our customers. We believe CMIs are a very important source of information for our customers as not everything can be discussed in the Pharmacy prescriptions are dispensed for the first time.
Consumer Medicine Information leaflets are supplied free of charge at all Outback Pharmacies.
More information about you medicaions can be found at the National Prescribing Service www.nps.org.au
At Outback Pharmacies we have 2 fully accredited pharmacists that can perform Home Medication Reviews.
What is a HMR?
A home medication review is the assessment of a person’s medications and lifestyle factors.
The objective of a home medication review is to:
- Achieve safe, effective, and appropriate use of medicines by detecting and addressing medicine-related problems that interfere with desired patient outcomes
- Improve the patient's quality of life and health outcomes using a best practice approach, that involves cooperation between the general practitioner, pharmacist, other relevant health professionals and the patient (and where appropriate, their carer)
- Improve the patient's, and health professional’s knowledge and understanding about medicines
- Facilitate cooperative working relationships between members of the health care team in the interests of patient health and wellbeing.
Who conducts a HMR?
The general practitioner will refer the individual to their preferred community pharmacy, to complete the pharmacy component of the HMR service. The community pharmacist’s responsibilities will vary depending on whether they are accredited to conduct medicine reviews.
A general practitioner must assess that a review of a patient living at home is clinically necessary to ensure the quality use of medicines or to address a patient’s needs. Examples of risk factors include patients:
- Currently taking five or more regular medicines
- Taking more than 12 doses of medicine per day
- With significant changes to their medicine regimen in the last three months, including recent discharge from hospital
- Taking medicine with a narrow window of how much of it needs to be in your system. Too much and it can cause you problems, too little and it may not work
- With symptoms suggestive of a side effect of your medication
- Having difficulty managing their own medicines because of literacy or language difficulties, impaired sight
- Attending a number of different doctors, both general practitioners and specialists
All information is confidential. The information from the individual's record can only be given to the pharmacist conducting the review, with the patient’s consent. Input from each person involved in the review process is documented in the review report, as well as the recommendations and management plan.
The general practitioner will hold a copy and the consumer’s pharmacy will keep a full record for auditing purposes.
Tembys Day & Night and CP Peoples are agents for the Aidacare range of mobility aids and independent living products all designed to help you remain independent or enjoy an enhanced quality of life.
The Aidacare range consists of a large range of products suitable for categories such as Bathroom, Bedroom, Chairs & Support, Everyday Aids, Scooters, Walking frames, Walkers, Walking Sticks and Wheelchairs.
For more information on available products, you can visit the Aidacare website https://www.aidacare.com.au/products
Good Price Pharmacy Warehouse are agents for Air Liquide Healthcare and we have 3 fully trained CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) consultants who are available on weekdays for appointments.
Our professional staff are able to help you with diagnosis of sleep apnea as well as options for treatment such as CPAP.
Outback Pharmacies are now proud to offer Oxygen Therapy Services to Broken Hill and our surrounding areas thanks to our partnership with Air Liquide Healthcare.
Oxygen therapy treatment is a common treatment for various breathing conditions. However we believe that the right level of support is the key in determining how the patient copes with his or her therapy.
A dedicated team of trained and qualified technicians are able to set up, educate and support patients for the use of Oxygen therapy.
Please contact the Good Price Pharmacy for more information
C.P. Peoples Chemist and Tembys Day & Night Pharmacy offer our customers access to our amazing Outback Pharmacies Loyalty Program.
Upon signing up, customers can earn points for every dollar they spend on over the counter products*. These points then turn into dollars that can be taken off future purchases. Enquire in store now and start saving.
*Some restrictions apply
Note: The Outback Pharmacies loyalty card is not available for use at Good Price Pharmacy Warehouse Broken Hill.
Outback Pharmacies are proud supporters of the Far West Gift Card. The Far West Gift Card is a gift card that can be spent in many stores in Broken Hill and surrounding areas, with the aim being to encourage people to shop locally and support local business. All of our stores are agents for you to buy, top up and spend the cards and are a great gift idea for that hard to buy for person.
For more information about the Far West Gift Card and see participating stores, please visit https://www.whyleavetown.com/brokenhill