Meet your 2019 winners!

Flannery's Pharmacy in the rural NSW town of Forbes has been named the Guild Pharmacy of the Year 2019.

The Guild Pharmacy of the Year Award, conducted annually by the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, recognises pharmacies that are leading the way in providing innovative and optimal healthcare for members of their community. The ultimate winner was chosen from the four category winners who this year were:

  • Pharmacy 777 Glengarry, Duncraig WA – Excellence in Community Engagement, Collaboration and Partnerships
  • Wilkinson’s Pharmacy, Burnie TAS – Excellence in Community Engagement, Health Services
  • Flannery’s Pharmacy, Forbes NSW – Excellence in Business Management
  • Harding’s 24 hour Pharmacy, Annerley QLD - Excellence in Professional Innovation

The awards were presented by the Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, at the Australian Pharmacy Professional conference (APP) on the Gold Coast today.

Flannery’s Pharmacy, Forbes NSW – Excellence in Business Management and Overall Guild Pharmacy of the Year

Pharmacy 777 Glengarry – Excellence in Community Engagement, Collaboration and Partnerships

Wilkinson’s Pharmacy, Burnie TAS – Excellence in Community Engagement, Health Services

Harding’s 24 hour Pharmacy, Annerley QLD - Excellence in Professional Innovation

A spokesperson for the judging group, pharmacist Nick Panayiaris, Pharmacy Guild of Australia National Councillor and President of the South Australian Branch of the Guild, said Flannery’s Pharmacy was an exceptional example of the pharmacy of the future.

“The pharmacy’s excellent business operations and its investment in its people has established a great working environment with a strong emphasis on delivering a wide range of professional services to the community,” Mr Panayiaris said.

“Its refurbished design provides consulting space for other health professionals to provide services to the community from the pharmacy.”

Mr Panayiaris said Flannery’s Pharmacy was constantly looking to innovate and improve its service offer for the community.

The National President of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, George Tambassis, said Flannery’s Pharmacy was a great example of a pharmacy’s commitment to the community.

“The pharmacy is dedicated to the people of Forbes and surrounding areas and has invested to secure its future and the future of the services it provides it patients and customers,” he said.

“The pharmacy is optimistic about the future and sees the Guild’s Community Pharmacy 2025 (CP2025) project as providing great guidance. It has looked at the nine pathways to growth in CP2025 and identified what it is already doing and what pathways provide future opportunities.

Flannery’s Pharmacy shows the heights that can be achieved by planning for, and committing to a strong community pharmacy sector into the future.”

The Guild Pharmacy of the Year is an initiative of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, sponsored by principal sponsor Care Pharmaceuticals and sponsor Quality Care Pharmacy Program (QCPP).

Award partners and sponsors

Care Pharmaceuticals

For more information contact


Phone 02 6270 1888 or email pharmacyoftheyear@guild.org.au

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Page last updated 12 March 2019