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Pharmacist Awards – Pharmacy Today

Pharmacist Awards – Pharmacy Today


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TARANAKI PHARMACIST WINS TOP AWARD

Robotic drug dispensing system impressed the judges

A New Plymouth pharmacist has taken top honours in the annual Pharmacy Awards.

The introduction of a robotic drug dispensing system on the wards at Taranaki Healthcare won chief pharmacist Elizabeth Plant both the supreme award and top prize in the Innovation in Hospital Pharmacy category.

She wins a trip for two to Paris.

The annual awards, co-hosted by Pharmacy Today magazine and pharmaceutical wholesaler and distributor Zuellig Pharma, recognise innovation in pharmacy practice.

The awards were presented recently at a black tie dinner for 450 guests in Auckland.

The introduction of the robotic drug distribution system has resulted in significantly fewer medication errors, nurses spending less time handling medication, cost savings through one-off reduction in stock holding, and improved relationships between pharmacy and nursing staff.

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Gisborne Pharmacist Wins Top Award

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GISBORNE PHARMACIST WINS TOP AWARD

Risky move pays off A Gisborne pharmacist has taken top honours in the Pharmacy Design of the Year category in the annual Pharmacy Awards.

Kelvin Tyler, Sun City Unichem Pharmacy, Gisborne, took a bold decision when he decided to move his pharmacy to a new site.

Customer numbers were down, the pharmacy was surrounded by empty shops it was decision time.

Stay where he was and see out his lease which still had three years to run, or move? The best retail site in Gisborne had just become available, so Kelvin Tyler decided to take the risk and invest in the future.

The annual awards, co-hosted by Pharmacy Today magazine and pharmaceutical wholesaler and distributor Zuellig Pharma, recognise innovation in pharmacy practice, in nine categories.

The awards were presented recently at a black tie dinner for 450 guests in Auckland.

The supreme award, a trip for two to Paris, was won by Taranaki Healthcare chief pharmacist Elizabeth Plant for the introduction of a robotic drug dispensing system on the wards.

Kelvin Tyler won a trip for two to Thailand.

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MEDIACOM-RELEASE-PHARMACY-TODAY DEVONPORT PHARMACIST WINS TOP AWARD New philosophy for a suburban pharmacy A Devonport pharmacist has taken top honours in the Community Pharmacy Business Award category of the annual Pharmacy Awards.

Peter Wigmore, Wigmores Devonport Pharmacy, Auckland, realised after watching the Super Shops in stand alone complexes win customers with a new style of retailing, that his business approach in a suburban pharmacy had become decidedly archaic.

In a situation where others might have looked to retire, Peter Wigmore took a totally new philosophical approach to his business.

After researching several Australian pharmacies, he decided on a modestly priced refit to implement his new ideas.

The annual awards, co-hosted by Pharmacy Today magazine and pharmaceutical wholesaler and distributor Zuellig Pharma, recognise innovation in pharmacy practice, in nine categories.

The awards were presented recently at a black tie dinner for 450 guests in Auckland.

The supreme award, a trip for two to Paris, was won by Taranaki Healthcare chief pharmacist Elizabeth Plant for the introduction of a robotic drug dispensing system on the wards.

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Nelson Pharmacists Wins Top Award

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How to turn the theory of patient medication management into practice A Nelson pharmacist has taken top honours in the Innovation in Pharmacy Practice category of the annual Pharmacy Awards.

Chris Budgen, Hurst and Taylor Amcal Pharmacy, Stoke, described how he networked with other health professionals to develop a range of professional pharmacy services.

These turned the theory of two new systems of medication management Comprehensive Pharmaceutical Care and Pharmacy Review ServicesE into practice.

Professional services were targeted in niche areas including rest homes, disease states such as asthma, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, mental health and smoking cessation.

The annual awards, co-hosted by Pharmacy Today magazine and pharmaceutical wholesaler and distributor Zuellig Pharma, recognise innovation in pharmacy practice, in nine categories.

The awards were presented recently at a black tie dinner for 450 guests in Auckland.

The supreme award, a trip for two to Paris, was won by Taranaki Healthcare chief pharmacist Elizabeth Plant for the introduction of a robotic drug dispensing system on the wards.

Chris Budgen won a trip for two to Thailand.

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Christchurch Pharmacist Wins Top Award

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CHRISTCHURCH PHARMACIST WINS TOP AWARD

\ A Christchurch pharmacist has been named Young Pharmacist of the Year in the annual Pharmacy Awards.

Claire Megget, The Palms Unichem Pharmacy, Christchurch, described a plan to reduce the incidence of headlice by promoting the pharmacy staff as the local experts on the condition.

The annual awards, co-hosted by Pharmacy Today magazine and pharmaceutical wholesaler and distributor Zuellig Pharma, recognise innovation in pharmacy practice, in nine categories.

The awards were presented recently at a black tie dinner for 450 guests in Auckland.

The supreme award, a trip for two to Paris, was won by Taranaki Healthcare chief pharmacist Elizabeth Plant for the introduction of a robotic drug dispensing system on the wards.

Claire Megget won a trip for two to Thailand.

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MT WELLINGTON PHARMACY ASSISTANT WINS TOP AWARD

Nutrition expert also showed excellent retail savvy A Mt Wellington, Auckland, pharmacy assistant has taken top honours in the Pharmacy Assistant of the Year category of the annual Pharmacy Awards.

Jai Patel, Unichem Neills Pharmacy, Auckland, transformed the natural product section into a specialist area aimed at meeting the needs of her specific customers.

An expert in nutrition, she also showed excellent retail savvy, implementing monthly computerised reporting.

Her strategies included establishing a vitamin club and a lending library of books on nutrition.

The annual awards, co-hosted by Pharmacy Today magazine and pharmaceutical wholesaler and distributor Zuellig Pharma, recognise innovation in pharmacy practice, in nine categories.

The awards were presented recently at a black tie dinner for 450 guests in Auckland.

The supreme award, a trip for two to Paris, was won by Taranaki Healthcare chief pharmacist Elizabeth Plant for the introduction of a robotic drug dispensing system on the wards.

Jai Patel won a trip for two to Thailand.

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INVERCARGILL PHARMACY ASSISTANTS WIN TOP AWARD

Grooming seminars boost sales

Two Invercargill pharmacy staff have taken top honours in the Cosmetic Marketing category of the annual Pharmacy Awards.

Neetia Waddell who was also a winner last year and Sandra Cribb, Stewarts Pharmacy, Invercargill, have worked together on a variety of makeovers, including clients of local fashion stores and hair salons, hair dressing competitions, local stage shows, and have also tutored at training institutions.

It seemed the more women knew about make-up the more they bought, so Sandra and Neetia decided to take their makeovers a step further and offer a 1st Impression Counts series of evening seminars on grooming, including skincare, fragrance, hair, make-up and nails.

This outstanding initiative, during their own time, won them this coveted award.

Also named in the annual Pharmacy Awards was another Invercargill pharmacy assistant, Kahu McMurdo, of Unichem Glengarry Pharmacy, who was runner-up in the Pharmacy Assistant of the Year category.

The annual awards, co-hosted by Pharmacy Today magazine and pharmaceutical wholesaler and distributor Zuellig Pharma, recognise innovation in pharmacy practice, in nine categories.

The awards were presented recently at a black tie dinner for 450 guests in Auckland.

The supreme award, a trip for two to Paris, was won by Taranaki Healthcare chief pharmacist Elizabeth Plant for the introduction of a robotic drug dispensing system on the wards.

Sandra Cribb and NeOetia Waddell won a trip for two to Thailand.

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DUNEDIN PHARMACIST RUNNER UP IN BUSINESS AWARD SECTION OF THE ANNUAL PHARMACY AWARDS

New health services A Dunedin pharmacist is runner up in the Community Pharmacy Business Award category of the annual Pharmacy Awards.

Peter Barron, The Otago Campus Pharmacy, Dunedin, took an existing pharmacy, threw out the sunglasses, gifts, hair colours and shampoos to focus on over-the-counter medicines, non subsidised medicines, and a wide range of health services.

In the first 12 months he targeted weight management, travel medicine, male health, methadone and IV drug users and the student market.

Results are excellent.

He plans to introduce a wide range of diagnostic services, and to develop teaching links with the School of Pharmacy.

The annual awards, co-hosted by Pharmacy Today magazine and pharmaceutical wholesaler and distributor Zuellig Pharma, recognise innovation in pharmacy practice, in nine categories.

The awards were presented recently at a black tie dinner for 450 guests in Auckland.

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