Rural vision for the future

Taroom Pharmacy.

Taroom Pharmacy is the first prize winner for Best Video in the Pharmacy Guild’s 2019 video competition for rural, regional and remote pharmacies across Australia

The second prize, the People’s Choice, was awarded to Gemfields Pharmacy, while the Influencing Change award went to Thursday Island Pharmacy.

As part of the Your Future Is Now theme of the Rural Pharmacy Forum at APP2019, rural, regional and remote pharmacists and their staff were invited to submit a 30-45 second video about their vision for the future for their unique pharmacies.

The Your Future Is Now theme aligns with the Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s major project, Community Pharmacy 2025 (CP2025), which provides a vision for a vibrant, dynamic and commercial community pharmacy network into 2025 and beyond.

The competition asked pharmacies to produce a video showing how this vision applies to rural, regional and remote pharmacies and how pharmacists and staff in these areas have taken their futures into their own hands.

By highlighting how working and living in rural Australia offers amazing and unique opportunities, an aim of the video was to excite people enough so they would want to come and work with in these areas.

This year’s competition was expanded to offer three prizes:

  • 1st prize: Best video – APP2020 full registration
  • 2nd prize: People’s Choice – sponsored by LocumCo, A day’s locum services up to the value of $600 (excluding travel & accommodation)
  • 3rd prize: Influencing Change – sponsored by Guild Digital. ‘A consultation with Guild Digital’s Aaron D’Souza’ (value $400)

National President of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia George Tambassis said the competition was fast becoming a highlight at APP.

“It is fun and the videos are creative and inspiring. This year’s theme of looking to the future has shown how innovative pharmacists are in these areas and how committed they are to ensuring they can meet their communities’ health needs now and into the future,” Mr Tambassis said.

“One thing that really shines through in all the videos is how much the pharmacists and staff love working in these areas how much they are an integral part of their local communities.”

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