My name’s Robbo. Well it’s really Andrew, but it can’t be used out here for cultural reasons. So I use my nickname these days wherever I go. (Go here to find out more about this)
You can find more about me here
I live and work in a remote indigenous community in outback Australia. The blog will not focus on the day to day events but looks at the issues of remote, rural and indigenous health and life out bush. To find out more about me go to my website (I promise to update it soon!)
I am writing this blog for many reasons, so it will probably end up a mishmash of (hopefully interesting) content. A lack of interest and action in these issues by my professional bodies, with the pharmacy owner’s association (Pharmacy Guild of Australia) wanting to control all “community” pharmacist activities through pharmacies I believe is hindering the provision of quality pharmacist services to those in remote, and to a lesser extent, rural areas.
Hopefully other health professionals will also find it interesting and think of a career in remote health. Pharmacy students have to do a rural placement and I am probably the most “rural” pharmacist in Australia. Hopefully they can gain some knowledge from this blog about the issues surrounding remote health.
For the general reader hopefully it can show what pharmacists are or can be involved in other than just standing up behind a counter (where they do make sure the drug and dose are safe for you amongst other things in that “10 minute script”).
I post to Auspharm and where I think relevant those posts will be rewritten and posted here for a more general audience.
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17th January 2009: Here’s a little bit more about me