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Interested in Pharmacy Governance Roles? Learn More at the Symposium!

Published February 15 2017

Members are invited to attend the symposium to learn more about how your pharmacy career can lead to governance opportunites.  Jane Kelly nee Hauwai (Tūhoe) will discuss  her role as a board member of CCPG (Canterbury Community Pharmacy group), pharmacy rep for ASLA (Ashburton Service Level alliance) and co-chair of the Ashburton Consumer Health forum for health services in the Mid-Canterbury area. She is also active in other aspects of her community being a past treasurer of Hakatere marae for 10 years and more recently governance positions as Board chair of Tinwald school and board member of Ashburton Intermediate school.

Jane  graduated from CIT Heretaunga, Wellington, in 1998 (Diploma in Pharmacy) and has been a director/shareholder of Ashburton Pharmacy (1978) Ltd since 2004.   The pharmacy is under the Green Cross Health umbrella originally as an Amcal pharmacy, then Unichem and since 2014 a Life pharmacy branded store to enable a prestige cosmetics and beauty presence.

In January  2017 the pharmacy has moved into appearance enhancement treatments and Jane & her business partner Rachel Eaton have been trained in and now offer IPL skin rejuvenation, IPL/SHR hair removal, vascular and acne treatments using intense pulsed light therapy.  In March the pharmacy will offer LED light skin facial treatments and have staff trained in beauty therapy.

On the dispensary side, the pharmacy undertakes the usual clinical services including OST/methadone dispensing, needle exchange, smoking cessation services, asthma education, home visit MUR/MMS services etc.  Jane and Rachel are also pharmacist and authorised vaccinators and about 1/3rd of immunisations occur offsite to Ashburton businesses for ease of access.  The pharmacy services 3 rest homes, IDEA services clients and community patients and uses the Alpaca robot for packing blister packs.

Jane has recently completed the PGCert in pharmacy via the University of Otago and in the future the pharmacy would like to offer MTA services & CPAMs (no contracts available CDHB) and are currently investigating potential new services for their pharmacy clients in collaboration with allied health professionals.