Six outstanding pharmacies have been named as finalists in the Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s 2019 Pharmacy of the Year competition.
The awards, celebrating their 20th anniversary this year, are the benchmark for recognising excellence in the community pharmacy industry and seek out community pharmacies that are committed to building on their core expertise in medicines while facilitating innovative viability and sustainable professional health services.
Spokesperson for the judging group, Pharmacy Guild of Australia National Councillor and President of the South Australian Branch Nick Panayiaris, said this year’s finalists all displayed a strong commitment to community engagement and a dedication to improving the delivery of professional services to their patients.
“Another common feature of the finalists is their optimism for the future of the profession”, he said. “These community pharmacies understand the challenges facing the industry and embrace the need to adapt and change to address the needs of their patients and community. The willingness to adapt and change has resulted in dynamic, viable and sustainable businesses.
“These pharmacies are early adopters of change and are definitely closely aligned with the CP2025 research and the CP2025 framework for change. The 2019 finalists are excellent role models for the industry and demonstrate the exciting journey ahead.”
The awards recognise excellence in pharmacy across three categories:
- Business Management
- Community Engagement
- Professional Innovation
A different community pharmacy will be selected as the winner in each category, with the Guild Pharmacy of the Year for 2019 being selected from these three individual category winners. The winners will be announced in early Mar at APP2019.
The six finalists for the 2019 award are:
- TWCM Mount Gravatt, Queensland
- Emerald Plaza Pharmacy, Queensland
- Hardings 24 hour Pharmacy Annerley, Queensland
- Pharmacy 777 Glengarry, WA
- Flannery’s Pharmacy, NSW
- Wilkinson’s Pharmacy, Tasmania
A detailed profile of each pharmacy will appear in the Jan/Feb print edition of Retail Pharmacy Magazine.