Neil Petrie was named as winner of the 2019 AACP MIMS Consultant Pharmacist of the Year Award at ConPharm 2019 in Melbourne last week.
Neil has been accredited with the AACP since 1998 and runs his own consultancy, PRN Consulting, based in the Melbourne suburb of Cheltenham.
Neil has made an outstanding contribution to the practice of consultant pharmacy and is a strong advocate for the role of accredited pharmacists in the promotion of the quality use of medicines and positive health outcomes in patients and residents.
He is dedicated to quality and collaboration in his HMRs, RMMRs and QUM services.
Neil’s PRN Consulting website launched in February 2011 is committed to quality use of medicines in older people. The website provides a range of very useful and practical resources to support staff working in aged care, including online education modules on a variety of clinical topics and practical issues.
Neil’s other roles include educator, mentor and researcher. He has been active in developing and promoting the value Medication Advisory Committees (MAC) in aged care facilities.
Neil was recognised for his contribution to pharmacy in 2014 with the PSA Victoria Pharmacist Medal. In 2016, won the PSA Award for Quality Use of Medicines (QUM) in Pain Management.
Neil is a worthy winner of this award which recognises an outstanding contribution by an accredited pharmacist to the practice of consultant pharmacy.
It includes a medallion, a certificate, and a travel grant to the value of $5,000 to attend a pharmacy conference of relevance to the practice of consultant pharmacy.