Outback Australia in the spotlight

A bush pharmacist who has put indigenous health at the forefront of his work has been named the PSA 2015 Pharmacist of the Year.

Andrew ‘Robbo’ Roberts is renowned for advocating for an extended scope of practice for pharmacists to improve health in rural and remote communities.

Living in a small community and travelling extensively throughout remote areas, Mr Roberts said when “he went bush in 2005 it wasn’t his place of work, but his home”.

He provides pharmacist services to 10 clinics which service 2500 people across a practice