Hunt begins for top pharmacy assistant

Alice Vanderpol (third from left) is named 2018 Pharmacy Assistant of the Year
Alice Vanderpol (third from left) is named 2018 Pharmacy Assistant of the Year

Nominations for the 2019 Pharmacy Guild of Australia/Maxigesic Pharmacy Assistant of the Year Award (PATY) are now open

The Award officially opened at the Australian Pharmacy Professional Conference and Trade Exhibition on the Gold Coast. 

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia National President, George Tambassis, said that the Award is the premier opportunity to recognise the outstanding contribution that pharmacy assistants make to the community pharmacy industry.

“Now in its 13th year, the Pharmacy Assistant of the Year Award provides a truly national platform to acknowledge and appreciate our frontline staff,” Mr Tambassis said.

“This award is the premier award for approximately 35,000 pharmacy assistants in Australia. It provides a public platform to recognise pharmacy assistants as valued health care professionals to employers, the community and the industry.

“With the support of our major partners, we look forward to acknowledging and celebrating more pharmacy assistants than ever before.”

General Manager (Aust) of Award sponsor AFT Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd, Calvin MacKenzie said that the organisation is excited to be part of PATY again in 2019.

“We believe it’s important to acknowledge the vital role pharmacy assistants play within community pharmacies. This Award presents an opportunity to both celebrate and further develop their careers,” Mr MacKenzie said.

“We look forward to launching The Pharmacy Assistant of the Year Award today, and helping to inspire and encourage pharmacy assistants in their career.”

Nominations can be made online at from Thursday 7 March, 2019.

The National Winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize and a Guild Training course, amongst other great rewards. State Finalists and State Winners will also be eligible for prizes.

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