Agenda Setters: Trent Twomey

Trent Twomey

One of the rising figures in pharmacy politics, Trent Twomey was voted by AJP readers as the eighth leading Agenda Setter in pharmacy

The current president of the Pharmacy Guild’s Queensland branch, and one of the rising figures in pharmacy politics, Trent Twomey is set to make his mark on community pharmacy as head of the Guild’s Seventh Community Pharmacy Agreement negoitatiing committee.

Elected to the Queensland branch presidency in 2017, Trent had served on the state’s Guild council prior to this.

With a background as a former NAPSA President, Trent is no stranger to the world of pharmacy politics, and since graduating in 2004, he has transferred his energy and enthusiasm for all things pharmacy into senior Guild ranks.

He is currently also serving as a Guild senior national vice-president and holds the distinguished role of Secretary General of the World Pharmacy Council.

Trent is a partner in a group of Tropical North Queensland pharmacies – a region where he is active in the wider business, civic and political landscape.

Speaking to the AJP earlier this year, Trent said the innovation-based, entrepreneurial culture of the Queensland Guild branch was an example of what pharmacy can do, leading the way in developing programs like Project Stop and QCPP, now pharmacy standards.

He and Guild national president George Tambassis spent time in 2017 and early 2018 touring Australia as part of a Guild Roadshow providing essential information on the state of the industry and the Guild’s roadmap for Community Pharmacy 2025.

“Given the pace and breadth of change that pharmacists have had to face, we feel this information is essential for members to keep up to date,” he said to the AJP.

A strong proponent of professional services and bringing new ideas to ommunity pharmacy, Trent says: “You will not find a stronger, more determined advocate for advancing the practice of community pharmacy and improving the health of our community than me.”

What you said:
“He is driven and passionate. He stands up for what is right and gives us all a voice. He is the person we need and want in our corner. His achievements are impressive and will continue to impress.”

“Pushing the expansion of scope of pharmacists in primary health care. Negotiates weekly with all levels of government to upskill and empower our profession.”

The Agenda Setters campaign asked AJP readers to vote for the pharmacists they feel are showing the way forward for the profession. We finished with a list of 13 winners as voted by you: see the full list here.

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