Neil Petrie awarded Victorian Pharmacist Medal
Accredited Pharmacist Neil Petrie is the 2014 recipient of the Victorian Pharmacist Medal.
Mr Petrie has a strong pharmacy family background with his father, wife, uncle and three cousins also being pharmacists.
He has always been interested in the professional side of pharmacy and being accessible to the public and believes that pharmacists’ worth is in their knowledge.
Mr Petrie was awarded the medal in recognition for his passion and leadership in quality use of medicine through medication management practice in age care and pharmaceutical care.
He is amongst the earliest adopters of pharmaceutical care, and devoted much of his professional focus in patient education and medication management.
Victorian Branch President, Ms Michelle Lynch congratulated Mr Petrie on his achievements.
“Neil deserves the medal as he has been working tirelessly throughout his career in promoting pharmaceutical care and consumer education, and he is truly a quiet achiever amongst our ranks,” Ms Lynch said.
Mr Petrie received his medal from Victorian Health Minister the Hon. Mr David Davis and PDL Chief Executive Officer Ms Marie Ritchie at the annual Victorian Pharmacists Dinner at the Cossar Hall on Friday, November 21.