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A Year Of Wins At 2009 NZ Pharmacy Awards

Media Release
Date: 16th June 2009
Care Chemist And Lpl Group Celebrate

A Year Of Wins At 2009 NZ Pharmacy Awards

Care Chemist, New Zealand’s fastest growing pharmacy franchise group topped off an amazing year of progress at the 2009 New Zealand Pharmacy Awards at the Auckland Museum on Saturday (13th June).

Care Chemist founder, Des Adams took the prize for Innovation in Pharmacy Practice within Primary Care for uLearn’n’Care, his New Zealand developed web-based tool for reporting Medicine Management Services, including Medicine Use Reviews and Chronic Disease Management. The system which delivers evidence based outcomes for funders and providers has the potential to save health services around the world massive sums on pharmaceutical expenditure.

The project went on to scoop the New Zealand Pharmacy Awards Supreme Award, making it the fourth time in the awards’ twenty three year history, that Des has taken the carved wooden trophy home.

Linda Hebden, of Albany Village Care Chemist was awarded the top prize for Cosmetic Marketing with her colleague Lily Shen of Life Pharmacy St Lukes taking second place.

The LPL Group also picked up a string of awards with Best Community Pharmacy Business going to Glenn Summerville and Ross Nicholson, Life Pharmacy Chartwell; Young Pharmacist of the Year to Patty Lin, Life Pharmacy Botany and Best Pharmacy Group collected by Craig Wilson on behalf of Life Pharmacy Limited.

Care Chemist CEO, Nicolette McDonald said: `The awards topped off an amazing year for Care Chemist. We have had 13 new franchisees join us this year taking our total to 21. Pharmacists are attracted to the Care Chemist model by the forward thinking attitude of the group and the potential for growth, among other benefits.
‘Our impressive result is down to such sales driving initiatives as our VIP Club loyalty programme, as well as the comprehensive marketing plans that we offer our franchise holders. The positive attitude of our group of pharmacists also plays a huge part in our success and that is reflected in our success at these awards.’


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