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• In case you feel unsafe, have a
pre-prepared 'get-out' phrase such as:
So sorry, I left something in the car or
'my phone is vibrating -- I'm waiting
on a call from the hospital -- sorry I
need to go.'
Another important consideration is
whether you are appropriately insured
to undertake home visits. John Guy
from Pharmaceutical Defence Ltd states,
'PDL members are covered for DMMR
and RMMR visits under the specially
tailored pharmacists Professional
Indemnity Insurance policy. Members
of PDL are also supported with one-
to-one advice and guidance in relation
to pharmacy procedures and risk
minimisation via the Australia wide PDL
Pharmacists undertaking DMMRs or
RMMRs are encouraged to call their
insurance provider to ensure that their
cover is appropriate and access relevant
risk minimisation advice. Additionally,
ensure your vehicle is appropriately
insured with roadside assistance for
accidents or breakdowns.
Home medicines reviews are an
enjoyable and rewarding experience,
but your personal safety should be
the first priority of your home visit.
Remember, with a little preparation
many issues can be avoided or
managed. It is important for
individuals to contact their insurers
and accreditation bodies to get
individualised help with insurance
and occupational health and safety
Rhonda White honoured
Prominent pharmacy figure Rhonda White AO has won the PSA
Queensland Branch top award, the Bowl of Hygeia.
Presenting the Bowl to Rhonda,
Branch President Bruce Elliot said: 'I have
no doubt that Rhonda is a personal
role model for thousands of young
pharmacists across our country."
The PSA Queensland Branch Honours
and Awards Sub Committee Chair,
Dr Andrew Petrie, said: 'Rhonda White
has been recognised for excellence
in the widespread implementation of
innovative professional services in a
community pharmacy setting.'
Accepting the award, Rhonda
acknowledged that of the many awards
she had received the PSA's Bowl of
Hygeia was amongst the greatest.
Mr Elliot presented the award at the
Queensland President's Dinner and
Awards Night on 30 October at the
Moreton Club in Brisbane.
Her nomination said that 'Rhonda's
visionary skills in developing the
systems and disciplines for her
organisation have proven a critical
ingredient in growing the franchise
network to its current position and that
her commitment to the education and
development of staff members at all
levels of pharmacy became the driving
force throughout her organisation,
of which she is a co-founder.'
The Bowl of Hygeia award recognises
exceptional service to the profession.
It is awarded to acknowledge
a consistently high standard of
professional practice in support of
the principles of pharmacy service to
the community. It can be awarded for
excellence and innovation in practice
development, services development,
advocacy or education.
Life membership for John Anich
Well known Mossman, North
Queensland, pharmacist John Anich
OAM was awarded PSA Life Membership
at the Society's Queensland Branch
President's Dinner and Awards Night.
Announcing the Lifetime Achievement
Award for 2015 Branch President, Bruce
Elliot said John had given many years of
pharmacy service to his community of
Mossman in North Queensland.
He said: 'Anich's Pharmacy in Mossman is
almost an institution for people of North
The award marks 50 years of continuous
membership of the society.
Mr Elliot said John had always
maintained strong community service
activity in the Mossman area. He has
been awarded the Mossman Citizen
of the Year award and in 2003 was
awarded the Queen's Birthday Medal in
the General Division for 'service to the
community of Mossman through aged
and youth welfare organisations'.
Graduate of the year
Also presented at the Queensland
Branch President's Dinner and Awards
Night was the Professor James Dare
Graduate of the Year award.
The 2015 winner is Sam Turner, who had
demonstrated strong communication
skills and a very active leadership
contribution to the National (and State)
Pharmacy Student organisations with
strong strategic interest in high need
areas of health including Indigenous
Health and Mental Health.
The Professor James Dare Graduate
of the Year award is presented in
commemoration of one of the founding
fathers of the profession in Queensland,
and to recognise his contribution to
the development of the first school of
pharmacy in Queensland.
The 2015 nominees were:
• Griffith -- Rebecca Lee Pryce
• QUT -- Sam Turner
• JCU -- Demi Broxham
• UQ -- Tamblyn Devoy
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