Prominent pharmacist honoured

Monash University recognises Bill Scott for his contribution to the health of Victorian communities

Scott, an alumnus of the university, is currently one of three members on the panel for the Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation.

He has now been presented with the university’s Distinguished Alumni Award for his services to community health and to pharmacy.

He graduated with his Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from Monash Pharmacy’s predecessor, the Victorian College of Pharmacy, in 1969.

Since purchasing his first pharmacy in Melbourne in 1972, Scott has been involved in numerous committees including as President of the Pharmacy Guild’s Victorian Branch and chairman of the Guild’s Health Economics Committee.

Scott was a non-executive director of Sigma for 15 years as well as Chairman of Fred IT, where he continues to serve on the board.

“Bill is a shining example of the contribution that pharmacists can make to our communities. He has been instrumental in positioning the profession to meet the public health care challenges of the 21st century,” says Professor Bill Charman, Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

“We are extremely proud to call him one of our graduates, and we are particularly grateful for his active and generous support of the faculty through various advisory and ambassadorial roles.”

Scott has also been recognised through other awards including with a Distinguished Service Medal and Life Membership of the Pharmacy Guild; as a Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society and the Australian College of Pharmacy; and Medals of Excellence from the Pharmacy Practice Foundation of Sydney and MSD Australia.

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