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Prescribing and Pharmacology Workshop - Brisbane
Oct 25

Prescribing and Pharmacology Workshop - Brisbane

Date & Time
25 October 2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM



This workshop is now refreshed with new content and ready to provide an overview of Nurse Practitioner’s role in prescribing, the key issues faced with particular focus on PBS access, regulations and limitations.

Program Overview:

This workshop will provide an overview of Nurse Practitioner’s role in prescribing, the key issues faced with particular focus on PBS access, regulations and limitations.

  • Key issues: legislation, ethics, PBS, scheduling changes 
  • Evidence based prescribing  and essential resources 
  • Communication  and patient-centred approach 
  • Update on recent new drugs,  guidelines , cautions,  controversies, drug interactions


This program is available to endorsed Nurse Practitioners, Advanced Practice Nurses, Nurse Practitioner candidates and students, nurses, and health professionals.


John Proper bio pic


John Proper BPharm, MBA

John started his pharmacy career in Melbourne over 30 years ago.

He has worked across a broad range of clinical pharmacy positions including: Oncology & Haematology, Nuclear Medicine, Cardiac Care, Intensive Care, Paediatrics, and General Medicine and Surgery.

After completing an MBA, John has had several management positions including the Assistant Director of Pharmacy – Clinical at the Mater Hospital in Brisbane, and as the General Manager of Medication Packaging Systems.  He has also owned his own community pharmacy at Narangba.

More recently John was the Senior Clinical Pharmacist at Redcliffe Hospital Emergency Department where he set up and developed the Pharmacy service to the ED.

Currently he is a Pharmacist Subject Matter Expert for the implementation of Electronic Medicines Management (Pyxis) across Metro North Hospital and Health Services.

He has published several peer reviewed journal articles and presented both oral presentations and posters at many different conferences over the years.

John has lectured to both undergraduate and post graduate courses on a range of medicines management topics.

John is married to Melanie, a Nurse Practitioner, and has two teenage children.

In his spare time John is a baseball umpire and rowing umpire; and enjoys camping, and good food and wine.


Registration costs: $275 


Contact Name: Melinda Phillips

Contact Phone: 1300 433 660 or 0436 398 145

Contact Email:


Certificates of Participation will be issued upon completion of a quiz for all program

Event Location
Why Clinic
1/44 Kremzow Rd
Brendale QLD 4500
Venue Phone
0436 398 145
Contact Details
Melinda Phillips
0436 398 145

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