Pharmacists forum keeps connection
WHAT started as a forum with a handful of members slowly grew to a platform for 650 pharmacists to voice concerns and keep up-to-date with current pharmacy practices.
The idea behind the forum came from Curtin University PhD student Kenneth Lee (25).
The Winthrop resident was awarded the WA Young Pharmacist of the Year for connecting pharmacists across the state.
The pharmacy student said he created the online forum for practising pharmacists.
“I realised that keeping up-to-date can be uniquely challenging in our profession; we have to keep abreast of evidence surrounding new medications entering the Australian market, legislative changes to the supply of medications, product recalls, updated guidelines for managing long term medical conditions, and retail-related matters,” Mr Lee said.
“I saw this issue as something that needed to be addressed promptly.
“I figured that the most efficient way to address this issue was to harness the collective wisdom of other fellow pharmacists.”
Kenneth Lee won the WA Young Pharmacist of the Year.