|The Health Media General Manager, Anna Mickell
In 2018 pharmacy staff will make a promise to 3.5 million New Zealanders, a promise to safely dispense around 44.4 million funded prescription items.
The Health Media, publishers of Pharmacy Today, knows what it takes for pharmacy staff to make good on this type of grand promise. Working with their medical and nursing colleagues, pharmacy staff will try to ensure that continuity of care is offered. Front of mind will be their drive to make sure that their patients are not harmed by their funded or non-funded medicines and that the service they offer provides great value for their customers. But that is just the beginning, you know there is much more…
The Pharmacy Awards is about celebrating the super-human, awesome, inspiring and downright fabulous work that is goes on every day while pharmacy staff are busy delivering on their grand promise to New Zealanders.
It’s time to look up from your dispensing benches, consultation rooms and robots and tell us how you are delivering on the promise to provide New Zealand with a great pharmacy service. Enter the Pharmacy Awards in 2018!
|Pharmacy Guild Chief Executive, Andrew Gaudin
The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand is honoured to co-host the Pharmacy Awards for the fourth year in 2018. At the Guild we aspire to see the highest quality of care delivered to patients through community pharmacy in New Zealand and it is a privilege to be so closely involved with an event that celebrates this work.
New Zealand’s pharmacy workforce is highly skilled, and perfectly placed to expand service provision and develop health care models that more effectively address our population’s evolving health care needs. Pharmacy is always extremely proactive about putting up their hand to trial new ways of working, testing new services, and being involved in various pilot projects. At the Awards we hear about many of the innovative and inspiring projects that community pharmacy has been involved with. We celebrate prime examples of the potential our profession has to contribute to the wider health sector and reduce burdens in other areas of the health system. As the New Zealand health sector moves towards a more integrated and collaborative future, the Awards provide an opportunity to showcase the many pharmacies that are already leading the way in these areas. It is our aim that the work celebrated as part of the Pharmacy Awards will be shared and embedded into other pharmacies’ practises so that as a profession we can evolve and progress together.
Start thinking about the value that your pharmacy is delivering to your community and how others can benefit from your learnings and expertise. We strongly encourage you to put yourself and your team forward this coming year and join us in celebrating our vibrant and innovative profession.