THE Australian Financial Review has honoured APHS Managing Partner Cathie Reid by including her in the publication’s list of top 100 Women of Influence in the Business Entrepreneur category. Reid, pictured right, leads the APHS Group which has grown into one of Australia’s largest suppliers of pharmaceutical and clinical services for the hospital, oncology, aged care and community pharmacy sectors. “My inclusion in this list is a testament to the important role pharmacists play in delivering quality healthcare and their ability to make a substantial impact on the way our community are cared for” Reid said. Reid was also the Telstra Women’s Business Owner of the Year for 2011 and received the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award for Professional Achievement from Monash University. Several years ago, Ms Reid and the APHS Advisory Board put in place a strategy to diversify from a pharmacy to a national healthcare business with three arms each with their own focus. The AFR 100 Women of Influence will be celebrated at an event in Sydney this Thursday 17 October, with a single winner of each category announced on the day.
THE Australian Consensus Framework for Ethical Collaboration in the Healthcare Sector was launched in Tokyo last week, with 50 signatories including Pharmacy Guild of Australia, SHPA, ASMI, CMA, CHF, Medicines Australia and NPS Medicinewise.