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Pharmacy of the Year nominations open

Pharmacy of the Year nominations openNominations open today for the prestigious Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s 2024 Pharmacy of the Year awards.

Members of the public, as well as those in the profession, are invited to nominate their favourite pharmacy.

The awards are recognised as the benchmark for excellence in the community pharmacy sector; community pharmacies that foster a culture of professional innovation, business management and community engagement.

They seek to identify highly motivated and progressive pharmacy practices which stand out in their delivery of innovative and effective health care to support their community.

Nominations can be made in three categories: Excellence in Business Management, Excellence in Community Engagement, and Excellence in Professional Innovation.

National President of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Trent Twomey, encouraged everyone to nominate their favourite community pharmacy so they are in the running for the award.

“This is an exciting and innovative time for the community pharmacy sectors,” Professor Twomey said.

“The profession is constantly developing the delivery of advice and services to improve the health of the patients community pharmacies serve.

“Being nominated for the Pharmacy of the Year awards would be a fitting recognition of the commitment pharmacies are making in the evolving healthcare environment.”

The Guild Pharmacy of the Year Awards are sponsored by Care Pharmaceuticals.

Jonathan Biddle, General Manager of Care Pharmaceuticals said his company was proud to be a continuing supporter of the awards.

“Our sponsorship reflects our commitment to patients and pharmacies in the sector and also our support for the ongoing clinical and technological development of community pharmacy,” he said.

“The sector is continually innovating and what really impresses me is that despite a very rapid pace of change and development, our community pharmacies always have their patients at the centre of their focus. This aligns with our company values.”

Characteristics that can lead to being recognised as the Guild Pharmacy of the Year include:

  • Having set and achieved business goals

  • Demonstrating commitment to customers’ and patients’ needs

  • Identifying and meeting gaps in addressing local health needs in their area

  • Implementing innovative ideas, and evaluating success

  • Having successfully collaborated and partnered to strengthen their health professional network

  • Demonstrating strong leadership that unifies the pharmacy team

  • Continually improving and growing their business practices

The category winners and overall winner of the Guild Pharmacy of the Year awards will be announced at the 2024 APP Conference, held on 14-17 March 2024 at the Gold Coast Convention Centre. The Guild Pharmacy of the Year awards are an initiative of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, sponsored by Care Pharmaceuticals.

Nominations close on 1 August and further details are available here.

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