2022 Australian Pharmacy Assistant of the Year Finalists Announced

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​Every year, the outstanding Pharmacy Assistants in Australia are recognised by the Pharmacy Guild of Australia for their timely and complex services to the community.

According to The Guild’s National President, Professor Trent Twomey, this year has the greatest number of high-quality nominees. Across the country, 64 finalists are running for the following awards:

  • Maxigesic Pharmacy Assistant of the Year Award (PATY)

  • Glucojel Superstar Award

The Pharmacy Assistant of the Year Award is the premier award for Australian pharmacy assistants. One of the criteria for getting this award include the proactiveness of these individuals to improve their career. To learn the number of nominees per state, take a look at the information below:

  • Australian Capital Territory - 6 nominees

  • New South Wales - 10 nominees

  • Northern Territory - 3 nominees

  • Queensland - 10 nominees

  • South Australia - 5 nominees

  • Tasmania - 10 nominees

  • Victoria - 10 nominees

  • Western Australia - 10 nominees

Moreover, from August 15-26, 2022, state finalists will have the chance to participate in their respective workshops for professional development. After these state workshops, one nominee from each state will represent their territory.

The representative for each territory will then participate in the national workshop which will be held on October 27, 2022, at the Pharmacy Assistant National Conference in Brisbane. This period will act as a trade exhibition and social function for Pharmacy Assistants.

Because of the pandemic, these awarding ceremonies were only held virtually. This time, after two years, these awarding ceremonies will finally be held in person on October 28-29, 2022 at Sofitel Brisbane Central.

For Pharmacy Assistants who wish to attend the Conference, an early bird discount of up to $65 can be earned. Click here for more information about the Conference.

Pharmacy Assistant Conference: Update Registration Packages

Because of staff shortages, the organisers of the 2022 Pharmacy Assistant National Conference have made affordable changes for Pharmacy Assistants who wish to attend the Conference without having to take official leaves from the pharmacy.

According to Professor Twomey, these packages will suit all budgets and reduce time constraints for pharmacy workers. Additionally, these options will not affect the services of the pharmacy staff to the patients by staying out of the pharmacy over a short period.

Included in the program of the full package are the following:

  • Current industry trends

  • Product knowledge

  • Management and operational practices

  • Motivational presentations

Apart from the early bird discount, pharmacies that get to register 2 or more staff to attend the Conference will receive a free APP2023 registration valued at over $1,000.

Gratitude, Pharmacy Assistants!

Over the last two years, the Pharmacy Assistants have provided one hundred percent effort under the most extreme circumstances. They are dedicated professionals who have sacrificed a lot just to serve the community, especially those with urgent needs.

The Guild publicly thanked all the pharmacy staff, including the Pharmacy Assistants for their dedication and accessibility during the most challenging days of the Covid-19 surge. Moreover, Professor Twomey encouraged all the patients of community pharmacies to give even a simple thanks to these devoted individuals as well.

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