Thank Your Pharmacist this Thursday
15 March 2023
This Thursday, 16 March 2023 marks the annual Thank Your Pharmacist Day. We are inviting politicians, healthcare professionals, and the public to thank their local pharmacists for their dedication to improving the health of our communities.
As the peak body representing 36,000 pharmacists practicing across Australia, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) is celebrating pharmacists in a range of specialised practices.
This Thank Your Pharmacist Day is spotlighting just some of the Every Day Heroes who work tirelessly to maintain accessible frontline primary care.
Heroes like Brooke, who visits patients at home to conduct Home Medication Reviews (HMRs), making it easier to understand how to take medicines safely and spending time to teach really good inhaler technique.
Heroes like Brad, who is the founder and lead pharmacist at Mens Health Down Under (MHDU), a pharmacist-led clinic for male urological issues. He helps men get back to a full life after prostate cancer, including regaining sexual function following surgery.
Heroes like Deborah, who practices in medical centres to help patients understand their medicines after they leave hospital and visits aged care facilities to teach carers how to administer medicines safely to our oldest Australians. Deborah passionately believes there should be pharmacists everywhere medicines are prescribed, supplied or used.
Heroes like Joe, who spends every day supporting the health of his regional town in Western Australia, delivering vaccines, helping patients understand new medicines, and managing the dispensary to ensure medicines are accessible for his community.
Every single pharmacist is a hero, each working tirelessly to better the health of their patients and their communities. These are the remarkable people keeping us safe.
PSA National President Dr Fei Sim FPS thanked pharmacists around Australia for their tireless work, and encouraged others to do so too.
“Every single pharmacist is a hero,” Dr Sim said.
“Thank Your Pharmacist Day is an opportunity for communities to come together and celebrate the hard work and dedication of all pharmacists.
“I have spent the last twelve months meeting hundreds of pharmacists from around Australia who all share a passion for healthcare and have dedicated their lives to improving the health of their communities.
“Pharmacists are the first port of call for many people seeking health advice or care. We are well-positioned to support our patients to seek the right help, whether it is through a community pharmacy, GP, or hospital.
“Without pharmacists, health care would not be the same. This Thursday, tell your local pharmacist how you value their care. Say thank you in person, or online using #ThankYourPharmacistDay,” Dr Sim concluded.
Read more about Thank Your Pharmacist Day and our Every Day Heroes by visiting www.psa.org.au/thankyourpharmacist
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