By Keith Shaw
President, BC Pharmacy Association
Since I last connected with members, several months of ‘pandemic practice’ have taken place. PPE is now a common acronym to us all and physical distancing is a new normal in workplaces and among…
Mainstream media is often disregarded by many, and social media platforms have become a more luring and enticing place to find critical information.
This begs the question: Do pharmacists have a role to play here?
For Pharmasave owner/pharmacist Clancy O’Malley, his pharmacy is about more than prescriptions and medical advice. It’s a safe haven for members of Kamloops’ marginalized and vulnerable community to rest, enjoy a cup of hot coffee, and be shown warmth and respect.
Recognized by his classmates as a natural born leader, third year pharmacy student Apotex Inc. Future B.C. Pharmacy Leader Award winner John Lee has been a source of inspiration in the University of British Columbia’s PharmD program.
Growing up on idyllic Malcolm Island, offshore from Port McNeill on the northeast coast of Vancouver Island, pharmacist and Bowl of Hygeia Award winner Brittany Swanson learned the meaning of community from an early age.
As a pharmacy district manager with Sobeys National Pharmacy Group for nearly 20 years, Pharmacy Leadership Award winner Stephanie Hahn has directly impacted the careers and lives of countless pharmacy employees across B.C.
Post-pandemic pharmacy will look very different than pre-pandemic pharmacy as many of the changes in policy and procedures will be made permanent. You will need to constantly reassure your patients that you are concerned for their safety and well-being.