Clinicare Pharmacists recognized for innovation

Media Release: May 26, 2014


Larry Leung and Jason Min, Directors of Clinicare Pharmacists Inc., are the recipients of the 2014 Ben Gant Innovative Practice, presented by the BC Pharmacy Association (BCPhA).

The Ben Gant Innovative Practice Award is presented to a BCPhA member who has demonstrated significant innovation in his or her respective practice and the profession. The innovative program or practice must be recognized by an outside organization, government, fellow professionals, public, or the College of Pharmacists of BC.

Founded by Larry and Jason, Clinicare Pharmacists is a non-dispensing pharmacy organization that has been providing innovative patient care services since 2010. A dynamic team of specialists in clinical pharmacy practice, they are dedicated to working as part of the community health care team to improve patient outcomes.

Partnering with local nurses and Aboriginal community members, Larry and Jason established clinical pharmacy services for the home and community care programs of Bella Bella, Bella Coola, Klemtu and Mount Currie. Services include clinics (e.g., blood pressure, foot care, fall prevention), home visits, patient education and academic detailing to local health care team members.
Larry and Jason’s work has formed the basis of an Aboriginal Health elective now offered at the University of British Columbia. They are both lecturers at UBC’s Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, guest lecturers with the UBC School of Nursing, and patient care practitioners at the UBC Pharmacists Clinic.
Larry and Jason were also the 2014 recipients of the BC Community Achievement Award.

The BCPhA Pharmacy Awards recognize pharmacists and others who have played an essential part in the profession. The awards were presented at the BCPhA Annual Conference in Whistler on May 23, 2014.

The British Columbia Pharmacy Association is a not-for-profit, voluntary, professional association of pharmacists and pharmacies. It represents more than 2,800 pharmacists and more than 800 pharmacies throughout BC. 

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Elise Riedlinger, Communications Manager
BC Pharmacy Association

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