Vale Dr Alistair Lloyd AO RFD ED FPS
9 February 2023
The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Dr Alistair Lloyd AO RFD ED FPS.
Dr Alistair Lloyd has had a significant impact on pharmacy education and practice in Australia, through his leadership roles within the Pharmaceutical Society of Victoria, the Victorian College of Pharmacy, and Monash University.
In 1996, Alistair was awarded the inaugural Pharmacist of the Year by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia for his contributions to the pharmacy profession. He was the first to receive what is now an annual award.
Alistair was awarded the Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) by the Governor-General in the 2001 Australia Day honours lists for service to the pharmacy profession and patient care through integration of pharmacy, medical and nursing services, and for improving labelling on medications and standardising prescription conventions.
Alistair Lloyd has made many outstanding and valuable contributions to the pharmacy profession as a community pharmacist and in the various senior leadership roles with the Pharmaceutical Society of Victoria, the body responsible for running the Victorian College of Pharmacy until 1992.
In 2013, the Faculty of Pharmacy at Monash University honoured Dr Lloyd by launching the Alistair Lloyd Scholarship for Excellence and Leadership in honour of the philanthropist and pharmacy industry stalwart. The scholarship provides $10,000 per year to a student commencing a Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) degree at Monash. The scholarship was first awarded in 2015 and is awarded every two years.
He has long been known as Victoria’s most recognised pharmacy leader and visionary for the profession.
“Dr Lloyd has made many outstanding and valuable contributions to our profession, both in his work as a community pharmacist and in senior leadership roles within PSA.
“Dr Lloyd’s legacy will continue with his many pharmacy students and colleagues whom he led throughout his impressive career.
“On behalf of the pharmacy profession, my deepest condolences are with the Lloyd family, their friends, and many colleagues in Victoria,” Dr Sim concluded.
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The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia is the only national peak body that represents all of Australia’s pharmacists across all practice settings. We want every Australian to have access to the best healthcare, and this must include optimising access to pharmacists’ knowledge and medicines expertise at the forefront of our healthcare system.