Amcal and Guardian have named their top pharmacies, as well as two new initiatives
At their conference on the Gold Coast, the two brands also announced a range of winning stores from around the country.
Amcal’s new format store will be called Amcal + Life Clinic, which has been designed to complement the current Amcal+ and express formats.
“Amcal + Life Clinic has a clear focus on delivering improved health outcomes for patients and business profitability, while still providing core pharmacy services including sleep apnoea testing, diabetes management reviews and vaccinations,” said national dispensary operations manager David Preston.
“The new clinic format will allow us to offer additional specialised services led by allied health professionals including bone density screening, advanced wound care, diabetes clinics, podiatry clinics, advanced audiometry, and an in-store nurse practitioner.
“We are extremely proud to offer our franchisee partners this unique new pharmacy concept that will shake up the industry by using health services and allied health partnerships to differentiate and strengthen our position on the market.”
Also shown off at the conference was a clinical relationship platform, Scrypt, which will be available across both brands.
David Preston said the clinical relationship platform would provide modernised solutions to its pharmacists.
“Scrypt will drive efficiency for our pharmacists and their businesses by simplifying their day-to-day work and supporting patient relationships,” he said.
“We have been running pilots in our pharmacies which have proven hugely successful thus far. As such, we have released the program nationally to all our franchisees.”
The title of Amcal Pharmacy of the Year went to Amcal+ Kempsey, in NSW, while the Guardian Pharmacy of the Year award was won by the Warners Bay Guardian Pharmacy, also in NSW.
Amcal Community Engagement Pharmacy of the Year was Strathalbyn Amcal Pharmacy in South Australia, while Donnybrook Pharmacy in WA won Amcal Professional Services Pharmacy of the Year.
Meanwhile Amcal Retail Manager of the Year was Sally McGrath, from Nagel’s Pharmacy in Victoria, and Tania Malachowski, from WA’s Rangeway Pharmacy, was named Guardian Retail Manager of the Year.
Kyarna Trigwell, also from Donnybrook Pharmacy in WA, took out the title of Amcal Pharmacy Assistant of the Year, and Ellie McAllister, of Bellerive Quay Pharmacy in Tasmania, was named Guardian Pharmacy Assistant of the Year.
“Our pharmacies play a pivotal role in providing health solutions to the community,” said Amcal and Guardian general manager Brian Tomlin.
“That is why we recognise their contributions to the brands and communities they serve. We are pleased to be able to celebrate their achievements at this year’s Retail Conference Awards Night.”