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South Australian Branch President, Sue
Edwards, paid tribute to Mr Clampett on
behalf of PSA Branch committee.
She said, 'The South Australian Branch
wishes to honour and remember Richard
as a pharmacist who made a great
contribution to pharmacy and in particular
the PSA in SA as he served as Secretary for
almost 30 years.
Mr Clampett graduated as a pharmacist
from the University of Adelaide in 1955,
was a member of the Pharmacy Board of
SA from 1960--62, and Board Registrar from
Between 1956 and 1964 he ran his own
business at Kilkenny before moving to the
Commonwealth Department of Health in
1964. In 1966 he became registrar of the
Pharmacy Board of South Australia where
he remained until 2002.
In a long and distinguished career
he held many positions within the
profession including as the Secretary of
Pharmaceutical Society of South Australia
from 1966--95. He was also a former
Executive Secretary of the Pharmaceutical
Association of Australia and New
Zealand; Secretary of Pharmaceutical
Defence Ltd (SA); and Executive
Officer of the Association of Pharmacy
He was made a Fellow of the
Pharmaceutical Society in 1974, only the
third person to appointed since Society
inaugurated in 1884.
SA pharmacist of the year
A pharmacist heavily involved in
improving health outcomes for
Alzheimer's sufferers has been named
the PSA's South Australian Pharmacist of
Helen Brauer was honoured for her role
utilising pharmacy skills and expertise as
an accredited pharmacist and one which
brings demonstrable benefits to patients.
PSA South Australian Branch President,
Sue Edwards, made the announcement
at the SA Branch President's Reception
'Helen Brauer graduated from Adelaide
University in 1971 and worked in
community pharmacy and then became
an accredited pharmacist so she could
perform RMMRs in the aged care facilities
that her pharmacy serviced. In this role
she looks after about 400 nursing home
beds, and does about 20 HMRs a year.
'This work led to her being approached
by the Dementia Behaviour Management
Advisory Services of Alzheimer's Australia
to give advice about medications,' Ms
She said the value of her contribution
was quickly recognised and the
'Helen provides advice about medicines
to the clinical behavioural consultants
and conducts medication management
reviews for complex cases in nursing
homes. She is also involved in helping
to produce help sheets for the
SA Branch of Alzheimer's Australia such
as The Pharmacological Management
of Behavioural and Psychological
Symptoms of Dementia, and general
pharmacological advice for booklets such
as Behaviours of Concern, produced by
Alzheimer's Australia SA.
'An important part of the role is educating
staff about quality use of medicines,
especially in relation to dementia,
in conjunction with a person-centred
approach by the behaviour consultants.
CSU graduate Mr Daniel Flavel, who is
completing his intern year in Orange, said
his classmates had all found internships.
'We had some great placements in third
and fourth years that really gave us a
good variety of experience,' he said.
University of Canberra pharmacy student
Briony Davidson has won the Excellence
in Pharmacy Practice Award and the Gold
medal Award, both sponsored by the PSA
She was presented with her awards by
PSA ACT Branch Vice President, Greg
Kyle, at the graduation ceremony on
Briony was also the ACT finalist in the
Pharmacy Student of the Year counselling
competition at the Pharmacy Australia
Congress in Melbourne last month.
all 18 graduating
He said that Briony had applied herself
extremely well to her pharmacy studies
across all subject areas.
'She has been a consistent performer and
I am sure she will do well in her internship
at the Flinders medical centre in Adelaide.
Helen Brauer and Grant Kardachi
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