The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia

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The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA) is a professional association. Membership mostly comprises hospital pharmacists, but is open to pharmacy technicians and pharmacy students.[1] The organisation aims to support and provide professional development to its members and be an advocate for improved medicines management in policy and practice.[2] The society also produces various publications, including the Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research (JPPR).[3]

Formation[edit]

The Society of Hospital Pharmacists Australia was founded in Victoria, Australia in 1941.[4] The society's inaugural committee members include Fred J. Boyd and Charles B Macgibbon.[5] The organisation began its first two decades as a Victorian organisation. Following the inclusion of other state branches, the SHPA became a national body in 1961.[6]

Structure[edit]

The SHPA is supported by branches, as well as committees of specialty practice. The Melbourne based secretariat, maintains the society's administrative services as directed by the member elected board.[7] As of 2014, the society had 3268 members.[8]

Awards[edit]

Glaxo Medal of Merit[edit]

Annually for outstanding service to Australian hospital pharmacy:[9]

  • 1962 to 1971 known as the Evans Medal for Merit
  • 1975 known as The Allen and Hanbury's Medal of Merit
  • 1980 known as the Glaxo Medal of Merit.

Recipients:

Fred J. Boyd Award[edit]

Biennially for outstanding contribution to Australian hospital pharmacy:[10]

Recipients:

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Victoria". The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Victoria. The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Victoria. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Strategic Plan". The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia. The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  3. ^ "JPPR". Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research. doi:10.1002/(ISSN)2055-2335.
  4. ^ Haines, Gregory (1988). Pharmacy in Australia the national experience. Sydney: Australian Pharmaceutical Publishing Co. for The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia.
  5. ^ Haines, Gregory (1988). Pharmacy in Australia the national experience. Sydney: Australian Pharmaceutical Publishing Co. for The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia.
  6. ^ "The Society of hospital Pharmacists of Australia". The Society of hospital Pharmacists of Australia. The Society of hospital Pharmacists of Australia. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  7. ^ "About the SHPA". The Society of Hospital Pharmacists Australia. The Society of Hospital Pharmacists Australia. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  8. ^ "2014 Annual report" (PDF). The Society of Hospital pharmacists of Australia. The Society of Hospital pharmacists of Australia. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  9. ^ "Australian medals for achievement in science and technology". Australian Academy of Science. 2006-08-20. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Australian medals for achievement in science and technology". Australian Academy of Science. 2006-08-20. Retrieved 15 November 2018.