Jessica Bugg was the lucky recipient of $2500 at APP last weekend, as the winner of a Pharmacy Cricket 2010 scholarship. Jessica started her pharmacy career as a junior pharmacy assistant in Burnie, Tasmania, and is now based on the Gold Coast after achieving qualifications as a Dispensary Technician – having enrolled for a degree in pharmacy at Griffith Uni. A keen advocate for patient-focused pharmacy, Bugg is also very much in favour of rural and regional pharmacy and has asked for a placement in Alice Springs as part of her course. She’s pictured receiving her award from Guild executive director Wendy Phillips.
THE Pharmacy Guild of Australia has formally urged the Queensland government to establish a Pharmacy Council, with the move said to bring the state into line with all other Australian jurisdictions as well as “play an important role in bridging health gaps where pharmacies’ competencies could assist a health system under pressure”.