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Kincumber pharmacy finalist in national awards

Priceline Pharmacy at Kincumber has been announced as one of six finalists in the 2024 Guild Pharmacy of Year Awards.

The 2024 Pharmacy of the Year will be announced at the 2024 APP Conference at the Gold Coast on March 14 to 17.

In addition to the Pharmacy of the Year Award, four other award categories will be announced at the event including excellence in business management, excellence in community engagement, excellence in professional innovation, and excellence in harm minimisation.

The Australia-wide awards aim to find the country’s foremost community pharmacy which is recognised and celebrated for its achievements, its innovation and its commitment to patients and communities.

Senior National Vice-President of the Guild Nick Panayiaris said he was impressed at the standard of candidates this year.

“This year’s finalists have truly demonstrated the value of community pharmacies in supporting their local communities,” he said.

“They have shown dedication to patient care even with the uncertainty they are facing following recent policy decisions.

“It’s a real commitment to putting patients first, whether that be through technology and innovation, or good old-fashioned face-to-face consultations.” 

The principal sponsor of the Awards is Care Pharmaceuticals.

Care’s General Manager Jonathan Biddle said the awards acknowledged pharmacies which were at the forefront of innovation in the country.

“Community pharmacy continues to deliver in all situations to ensure that they meet the needs of their patients and their community by providing comprehensive, holistic health services, medication safety and advice, through well-managed pharmacies,” Biddle said.

“At Care Pharmaceuticals, we are proud to sponsor this important recognition of outstanding community pharmacies, and our sponsorship reflects our ongoing commitment to patients and pharmacies in the sector.”

The Guild Pharmacy of the Year category sponsor of the Excellence in Business Management Award is Australian Pharmaceutical Industries (API).

The harm minimisation category is a new initiative in the Guild’s Pharmacy of the Year Awards program, and is sponsored by Camurus, Indivior, and StrongRoom AI.

Pharmacy Guild is committed to supporting harm reduction associated with drug or alcohol misuse through the provision and use of services from community pharmacies.

The Guild supports a harm reduction approach that recognises the flow-on impact from engaging in this behaviour in terms of health, social, economic and environmental aspects of the wider community.

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