The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has announced the five community pharmacies that are finalists in the 2020 Pharmacy of the Year competition.
The overall Guild Pharmacy of the Year winner will be announced at APP2020 on the Gold Coast (March 19-22).
The five finalists for the 2020 award are:
- Capital Chemist Chisholm, ACT.
- Moama Pharmacy, NSW.
- LiveLife Pharmacy Bowen, Queensland.
- Wheatbelt Health Centre Pharmacy, Northam, WA.
- Wizard Pharmacy, Kalgoorlie, WA.
The competition is aimed at finding the country’s top pharmacy.
It acknowledges the most innovative and adaptable pharmacy businesses that strive to serve the needs and preferences of patients and the community by providing comprehensive, holistic health services, medication advice, management and safety.
The Guild says the awards are the benchmark for recognising excellence in the community pharmacy industry and honour those community pharmacies that demonstrate excellence within their pharmacy and community and foster a culture of innovation and continued business and professional development.
Guild National Councillor and South Australian Branch President Nick Panayiaris, spokesperson for the judging group, said a feature of the competition was the continuing improvement in the level of innovation and patient-centric services displayed each year.
“Once again this year the standard has continued to rise and the five finalists have shown foresight and adaptability in developing their pharmacies for growth, sustainability and, most importantly, improved outcomes for their patients,” he said.
The award is open to Guild members, which can enter in business management, community engagement, and professional innovation categories.
A different community pharmacy will be selected as the winner in each category, with the Guild Pharmacy of the Year for 2020 being selected from these three individual category winners.
The Guild Pharmacy of the Year 2020 is an initiative of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, with Care Pharmaceuticals the principal sponsor and the Quality Care Pharmacy Program the major sponsor.