AACP MIMS Consultant Pharmacist Award 2020

The AACP MIMS Consultant Pharmacist Award 2020   

Now in its 12th year, this annual award continues to recognise and celebrate the outstanding contribution by an AACP accredited pharmacist who is making a difference to patient’s lives through the practice of consultant pharmacy.

The AACP Board encourages accredited pharmacists to nominate one of their peers who is working in this area, giving special consideration to their commitment to:

  • Development and implementation of innovative practice
  • Provision of exemplary service to patients and fellow health professionals
  • Achievement of improved health outcomes for their patients

The award comprises a unique medallion and a $5,000 travel grant to attend a pharmacy conference of relevance to the practice of consultant pharmacy.

The Award will be presented at Conpharm’20 at the Hilton Adelaide.

Previous winners of the award are:

  • 2008 Debbie Rigby
  • 2009 Jeff Hughes
  • 2010 Penny Kraemer and Peter Tenni
  • 2011 Paul Hannan
  • 2012 Sue Edwards
  • 2013 Deirdre Criddle
  • 2014 Chris Freeman
  • 2015 Joy Gailer and Shane Jackson
  • 2016 Jenny Gowan
  • 2017 Natalie Soulsby
  • 2018 Andrew Stafford
  • 2019 Neil Petrie

The 2020 award is generously sponsored by long time AACP supporter MIMS Australia.

The criteria and nomination forms are available from the AACP Award section of the AACP website.

Nominations close on Monday, 11 May 2020.

Neil Petrie (VIC)


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.

Past Award Winners

Andrew Stafford (WA)


Natalie Soulsby (SA)


Jenny Gowan (VIC)


Joy Gailer (SA) and Dr Shane Jackson (TAS)


Chris Freeman (QLD)


Deidre Criddle (WA)


Sue Edwards (SA)


Paul Hannan (NSW)


Penny Kraemer (NSW) and Peter Tenni (TAS)


Jeff Hughes (WA)


Debbie Rigby (QLD)