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2023 Pharmacy of the Year finalists announced

Pharmacy of the Year Award

The six finalists in the 2023 Pharmacy of the Year awards have been announced by the Pharmacy Guild
of Australia. The finalists are:
• Capital Chemist Calwell, ACT
• Livelife Pharmacy Cooroy, Queensland
• Thursday Island Pharmacy, Queensland
• Wholelife Pharmacy & Healthfoods Pease Street, Queensland
• Ouyen Pharmacy, Victoria
• Pharmacy 777 Shoalwater, Western Australia

The prestigious award is open to Pharmacy Guild members who can enter in the three categories:
• Excellence in Business Management
• Excellence in Community Engagement
• Excellence in Professional Innovation

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Category winners, along with the overall Guild Pharmacy of the Year winner, will be announced at the
2023 APP Conference to be held on 23-26 March 2023 at the Gold Coast Convention Centre.
The Australia-wide awards process aims to find the country’s foremost community pharmacy which is
recognised and celebrated for its achievements, its innovation and its commitment to patients and

Spokesperson for the judging group and Senior National Vice-President of the Guild, Nick Panayiaris,
said the nominations this year had set a new benchmark for the judges in terms of the quality of
community pharmacies and their performance.

“The nominations have been absolutely exceptional,” he said.

“These awards have been presented for more than 20 years but the judges all agree this year has been

Mr Panayiaris said what was even more remarkable was how many practices had invested in automation
and other technology which has enabled the changes necessary to grow their businesses and implement
patient centric services, all in the face of the huge impact COVID-19 had on the community pharmacy

“It was really encouraging to see how pharmacies had responded to the changed environment of COVID
and adapted to meet the different patient demands and expectations,” he said

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