2018 PSA Excellence Awards winners announced

Three outstanding pharmacists have been honoured for their “high standards of commitment and professionalism” in the 2018 PSA Excellence Awards.

The Pharmacist of the Year, Early Career Pharmacist of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award were announced at the flagship conference PSA18 in Sydney today.

PSA National President Dr Shane Jackson says he is delighted to congratulate the winners on their outstanding achievements.

“These awards celebrate the pioneers of pharmacy in Australia, the pharmacists who are leading the way in innovative practice, raising practice standards, and providing a model of practice for others to live up to,” Dr Jackson said.

“Their accomplishments are a reflection not only on their own tireless commitment, but on the profession. They are an inspiration for all pharmacists.”

The 2018 PSA Excellence Awards winners are:

  • Pharmacist of the Year – John Jackson FPS (Victoria).
  • Early Career Pharmacist of the Year – Dr Jacinta Johnson MPS (SA).
  • Lifetime Achievement Award – Ross Brown FPS (NSW).

The Pharmacist of the Year, Early Career Pharmacist of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award winners each receive a Symbion Education Grant valued at $9,000. The grants are possible owing to Symbion’s long-standing support of the awards.

CEO Symbion Brett Barons says the PSA Excellence Awards give much-deserved recognition of pharmacists who have contributed a great deal to the profession.

“On behalf of everyone at Symbion, we extend our congratulations to this year’s winners and thank them for their dedication and for inspiring all sectors of the profession,” Mr Barons said.

“As a proud sponsor for the past 14 years, we’re delighted to be supporting their ongoing education and efforts to provide an exceptional level of care to the community.”