Finding the innovators

Nominations can now be made for the 2018 UTS Innovative Pharmacist of the Year award

This annual award recognises those in the profession who are redefining pharmacy. The recipient will receive a $5,000 grant that goes towards to the winner’s professional development.

The five criteria upon which the Innovative Pharmacist of the Year award is judged are:

Originality: What new concepts or variations on existing ideas in practice delivery have been developed?

Impact: To what degree is the concept a fundamental change to traditional practice?

Practicality: Are the innovations easily implemented into existing business models and practice?

Benefits: Has the innovation demonstrably improved the health outcome of patients and increased the revenue of the business?

Applicability: Can the innovation be easily adopted by other pharmacies?

We encourage you to nominate yourself or others.

Click here to submit your nomination, addressing each of the above criteria.

Entries close on 16 November 2017.

Past winners of the award are:

2017: Kayla Lee of Capital Chemist Waniassa for devising and developing the Pharmafriend mental health program that changes how pharmacists interact with these patients.

2016: Dr Alison Roberts, formerly of the PSA, for leading the creation of the Health Destination Pharmacy program, an evidence-based change initiative that helps pharmacies transition to a professional services business model.

2015: Swarup Afsar, owner of Pharmacy 777 Nollamarra, WA, for his innovative Mental Health Module in community pharmacy. 

2014: The Queensland Pharmacist Immunisation Pilot implementation team from the Queensland branch of the PSA, who worked with 80 pharmacies to deliver a user-pays vaccination program over a period of five months. 

2013: Queensland pharmacist Joyce McSwan was recognised for her innovative work in the field of pain management. Joyce developed the Mackay Pain Support Group, with the Australian Pain Management Association, to provide support to local GPs and patients.

2012: Gympie pharmacist David Dixon for his development of a sleep management service to help patients to take control of their sleep health and receive treatment and support.

AJP is proud to be media partner of the UTS Innovative Pharmacist of the Year Award

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