A pharmacist and a King Review panellist have been named as Honorary life members of NPS MedicineWise
An honorary lifetime membership was awarded during the National Medicines Symposium last week to Geraldine Moses, doctor of clinical pharmacy, who has provided medicines information to members of the Australian Dental Association (ADA) since 2010 in Queensland, and nationally since 2013.
Geraldine Moses provides a national medicines information service for members of the Australian Dental Association called ‘Pharma-Advice’, answering medicine-related questions submitted via website, phone, email, or text message from ADA members throughout Australia.
Dr Moses continues to work part-time at the Mater Hospital in Brisbane and as an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Pharmacy, University of Queensland.
She also consults to organisations such as the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Queensland Office of Health Ombudsman and the New Zealand Dental Association.
In 2013, Dr Moses received ADA Queensland branch’s Medal of Merit for services to the dental profession as a non-dentist.
Dr Moses has had a long association with NPS MedicineWise having been involved in the establishment of the NPS MedicinesLine and Adverse Medicine Events Line in their first decade of operation.
Also honoured was Jo Watson, a consumer advocate and Deputy Chair of the Consumers Health Forum, who was one of three panellists for the King Review into pharmacy remuneration and regulation.
A third honorary life membership went to Mitchell Claes, Director of Clinical Advice Management for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA), who has worked with veterans’ health issues since 2001.
“The honorary membership category was introduced in 2011 to recognise significant contributions made to the quality use of medicines and medical tests by individuals,” said outgoing CEO of NPS MedicineWise Lynn Weekes.
“The process for appointment invites nominations from our members, directors, advisory groups and staff. We’re delighted to recognise three people who continue to bring important medicines safety and efficacy issues to their communities.”
Correction: This story originally ran stating that Ms Moses been working for the ADA “for three decades”. She has in fact been working for the ADA since 2010 in Qld, and nationally since 2013. The error has been corrected in the article.