Pharmacy Catalyst is proud to have the opportunity to work with so many talented pharmacists who have been recognised for their outstanding service to community pharmacy.
The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA): New Fellows for Outstanding Service to the Profession
On Friday 26th July 2019, The PSA announced several new Fellows in recognition of their outstanding contribution to PSA and the pharmacy profession. We have worked closely with Phil Dibben over a number of years as he has been a community pharmacy owner for over 40 years in the Newcastle area.
Another pharmacist being recognised is Karen Carter, who has been a Pharmacy Catalyst member for many years. . Karen is a community pharmacy owner in Gunnedah and Narrabri and has worked in both hospital and community pharmacy. Recognising the severe impacts of the drought in her region, Karen is proactive in liaising with PSA to establish a course to ensure pharmacists are equipped to best support the mental health challenges faced by the community.
Photo caption: (L-R) Dr Chris Freeman; Dr Claire O’Reilly; A/Prof Rebekah Moles; Ms Michelle Lynch; Mr Tim Perry, Mr Phil Dibben; Mrs Karen Carter
The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA): 2019 Pharmacist of the Year
Congratulations to Peter Crothers from the Towers Drug Co for winning the 2019 Pharmacist of the Year. The award was recognition of the work of rural community pharmacists and highlighted the unique career opportunities to be gained in rural pharmacy.
The Australian Patients Association (APA): Most Outstanding Community Pharmacist of the Year
In addition, Brad Butt from Cooleman Court Pharmacy has been named the Australian Patients Association’s inaugural Most Outstanding Community Pharmacist of the Year at its annual awards night in Melbourne. “He is a great example for all pharmacies and this award reflects just how much patients and consumers recognise the importance of these services.” Victorian State President of the Guild Anthony Tassone presented the award and said it highlighted the critical role pharmacists play in the community.
Brad and his team also travelled onto Sydney to compete at the National PSA Shark Tank Competiton. They pitched their Cardiac Rehab Program and took home the People’s Choice award!
There are many accomplishments to celebrate among all of our Pharmacy Catalyst members. We are so proud to work with you all on a regular basis and it is a joy to see the changes you have made to community pharmacy. Congratulations to our winners, we wish you all the best and look forward to another great year ahead.
Photo caption: (L-R)(Brad Butt with Anthony Tassone)
There are many accomplishments to celebrate among all of our pharmacies, at instigo we are so proud to work with you all on a regular basis and it is a joy to see the changes you have made to community pharmacy. Congratulations to our winners, we wish you all the best and look forward to another great year ahead!
Photo caption: (The team of Cooleman Court pitching their Cardiac Rehab Program in Sydney at the National Pharmacy Shark Tank).
Photo caption: (L-R) (Mr Peter Crothers Pharmacist of the year, Mr Brad Butt Most Outstanding Community Pharmacist of the Year right).