A FOCUS on gut and dementia resources has helped Gerald Burns Pharmacy claim a professional innovation award.
The Bicton establishment scored the gong at the Pharmacy of the Year awards on the Gold Coast earlier this month.
Owner Amanda Bryce said the honour, delivered by the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, comes at a time when the smaller operators are battling to survive.
“It’s a huge achievement,” she said.
“The environment has changed exponentially over the last few years.
“There’s tough competition.”
The pharmacy was highlighted for an innovative approach to professional services, including its gut health program and dementia resources.
The win follows Anna Nasuti’s Australian Integrative Pharmacist of the Year award in 2016 and Carolyn Glazier’s WA Intern of the Year win in 2017.
Ms Bryce was also honoured with a UWA Excellence in Teaching award in 2016.
Staff at the pharmacy never sit still, with further services relating to diabetes and another helping cancer patients manage the side effects of treatment on the cards.