PSA Excellence Awards nominations open

Nominations are now open for the PSA Excellence Awards 2016.

The Awards recognise and applaud outstanding pharmacists, including the Pharmacist of the Year, Early Career Pharmacist of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award.

PSA National President Joe Demarte says the PSA Excellence Awards 2016 encourage all pharmacists to nominate themselves or their peers.

“The Awards represent the profession’s pinnacle achievements with a focus on pharmacists involved in innovative practice, raising practice standards, and providing a model of practice for others to emulate,” Demarte says.

The Pharmacist of the Year, Early Career Pharmacist of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award winners each receive a Symbion Education Grant valued at $9,000.  The grants are possible thanks to the commitment of Symbion supporting the Awards for around 12 years.

Demarte says the Awards honour high-achieving pharmacists who have maintained the highest standards of commitment and professionalism in pharmacy.

“The Excellence Awards highlight what is great about pharmacy and how pharmacists are striving to make the sector even greater,” he says.

Symbion General Manager Pharmacy Brett Barons says the annual Excellence Awards recognise exceptional individuals in pharmacy who have contributed above and beyond their roles to benefit the entire profession.

“Pharmacists at all levels of the profession and their career are inspired and motivated by the annual Excellence Awards, which helps to ensure innovation and professionalism,” Barons says.

“Having recognition of their expertise and achievements by their peers is one of the major reasons why these Awards are so highly sought after and respected by pharmacists.

“The Awards also provide inspiration for all sectors of the profession to help lift standards even higher and this recognition reflects the exceptional quality of healthcare provided by pharmacists throughout Australia.”

Nominations close on Friday 26 June 2015.  The winners will be announced at the PSA16 conference in Sydney in July.  Nomination forms are available here.

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