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TerryWhite Chemmart will continue its Masterclass program and other initiatives next year, the giant has announced

Providing the next generation of pharmacists with the right building blocks for becoming successful modern-day pharmacists and business owners was the focus of the ‘Power of One’ Conference in Bali.

“The future of community pharmacy in Australia is not just about strengthening the presence of our pharmacists in store but also our network of pharmacy owners,” said TerryWhite Chemmart CEO Anthony White.

“By ensuring pharmacists have the right tools and knowledge to provide effective, high quality patient care; while also ensuring our pharmacy owners are adequately supported to deliver a first-rate retail offer in this highly competitive market, we believe that community pharmacy has a vibrant and healthy future.”

Mr White announced at the conference that the Masterclass program will continue into its fourth year.

TerryWhite Chemmart will also continue with a number of health initiatives in 2017/2018 including selected free health checks such as professional hearing consultations, diabetes medication checks (for type 2 diabetes), blood pressure checks, cholesterol checks, glucose tests and weight management checks each supported with a comprehensive training and development program.

The group is also developing a mobile health application for launch in 2018 in line with its commitment to digital innovation in the health space.

Following the merger of Terry White Group and Chemmart in late 2016, Mr White said that TerryWhite Chemmart was also heavily focused on building efficiencies in store through improved systems, and simplifying the retail offer through a compression of ranges to allow for easier shopping and in store implementation.

“The strength of a pharmacy brand is only as good as the success of its membership. If our Members are not performing, nor are we as a brand. It’s important to us that all our pharmacies have the opportunity to be successful and that is why we are investing significant resources into finetuning our retail offer,” Mr White said.

“We also remain committed to providing the best health offer in the community pharmacy market; one that is highly valued by customers and consistently delivered across the network.”

The TerryWhite Chemmart ‘Power of One’ Conference, which attracted more than 400 delegates from around Australia, focused on the future of community pharmacy in Australia, as well as disruptive health technologies.

Special guest speakers Dr Angus Hervey and Tané Hunter from Future Crunch provided a big-picture look at the consequences of multiple scientific breakthroughs, disruptive technologies and social advancements that are ‘crunching’ together.

The conference also revealed the winners of the inaugural TerryWhite Chemmart Pharmacy Awards.

The major winner was Tanya Maloney of TerryWhite Chemmart Coffs Harbour, who was awarded the MONTY Leadership Award for displaying significant leadership and being an inspiration to others within TerryWhite Chemmart.

Other award winners were Zamil Solanki of TerryWhite Chemmart Mt Gravatt Plaza, who was awarded Pharmacist of the Year, Janine Nicholson of TerryWhite Chemmart Chester Pass for the Team Member of the Year and Jordan Shih of TerryWhite Chemmart Riverton for the Intern of the Year.

MONTY Leadership Award winner Ms Maloney said it was an exciting time to be in pharmacy.

“I’ve enjoyed being part of making history with this new brand and of my 22 years as a Pharmacist, this is the biggest thing I have seen happen and I look forward to seeing what the future brings to TerryWhite Chemmart,” she said.

“I enjoy encouraging and motivating my team to be the best they can be and work together to achieve great results and I’m proud to be recognised by this award as an ambassador for TerryWhite Chemmart.”

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