Pharmacist’s global search for innovation

Queensland’s winning community pharmacy owner Lucy Walker is embarking on a seven-week, round-the-world search for innovation.

As the recipient of a 2018 Churchill Fellowship, Ms Walker will initially attend the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) world pharmacy congress in Abu Dhabi next week.

From there, the Churchill Fellowship study mission will take her to Sweden, Germany, Scotland, England, Ireland, USA, Canada and finally, New Zealand as she investigates innovations to benefit patients in her Goondiwindi pharmacy and further afield.

Ms Walker owns TerryWhite Chemmart Goondiwindi in South West Queensland, known as a standout rural pharmacy with a widely recognised connection to the surrounding communities and also winner of The Guild’s Pharmacy of the Year Award in 2017.

In addition, she is a prominent Pharmacy Guild representative, serving on the Guild’s Queensland Branch Committee.

Ms Walker said, “I am excited and honoured to be embarking on a pharmacy adventure where I’ll meet other inspiring pharmacists.

“It’s my aim to bring global, innovative pharmacy practices to my rural practice in Goondiwindi, and try to add value to services nationally.”

When congratulating Ms Walker on her achievement in being awarded the Churchill Fellowship, Pharmacy Guild National President George Tambassis said, “Lucy is an emerging and respected leader in the industry and we are delighted that she and her outstanding pharmacy have been recognised in this way.”

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