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The 2017 state finalists, including winner Stephanie Meiklejohn
The 2017 state finalists, including winner Stephanie Meiklejohn

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia/Maxigesic Pharmacy Assistant of the Year Award has continued its record-breaking domination this year

The Award has received the highest number of nominations and responses to nominations in the Award’s history

PATY has received 750 nominations and 305 responses to nominations, both up 16% on last year.

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia National President George Tambassis said this achievement is a reflection of the high quality of pharmacy assistants in community pharmacy in Australia.

“This record-breaking result for PATY is an outstanding achievement for the whole community pharmacy industry,” Mr Tambassis said.

“It goes to show how incredibly valued pharmacy assistants are to their peers, workplace, customers and the industry, and highlights the high quality of our community pharmacy assistants.”

State finalists for PATY will be announced later this week with the State winners to be determined at each State workshop from July to September.

The national PATY winner will be announced at the Pharmacy Assistant National Conference on the Gold Coast on 26 October.

The national winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize and a Guild Training course, among other great rewards. State finalists and winners will also be eligible for prizes.

The Pharmacy Assistant of the Year Award is the premier award for approximately 35,000 pharmacy assistants in Australia, recognising the outstanding contribution that pharmacy assistants make to the community pharmacy industry.

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