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Quins is renowned for the expertise of the staff, the range of goods in stock and the quality of service. Being a member of the Green Cross Health brings advantages to Quins, especially in lower prices and enhanced services.
Pharmacist of the Year 2014
Gore pharmacist Bernie McKone has been named Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand-MIMS Pharmacist of the Year for 2014.
McKone, who owns Quins Pharmacy in Gore and Waikiwi Pharmacy in Invercargill, was recognised for his work in developing clinical roles for pharmacists working alongside GPs in primary care. He received the honour at a function in Auckland.
He has held roles in various clinical governance groups and is presently a member of the WellSouth Primary Health Network board.
He has had his pilot project accepted for the FIP Congress later in September 2016, and will be presenting aa poster on the new service to the International Congress of Pharmacists.
The award is the top accolade among the country's 3600 pharmacists and he felt honoured to have received it, he said.
It was great to be recognised for his work in developing the clinical roles as it provided a platform to be able to attract young pharmacists, he said.
Code of Ethics for Pharmacists
Respects the covenantal relationship between the patient and pharmacist.
Promotes the good of every patient in a caring, compassionate, and confidential manner.
Respects the autonomy and dignity of each patient.
Acts with honesty and integrity in professional relationships.
Maintains professional competence.
Respects the values and abilities of colleagues and other health professionals.
Serves individual, community, and societal needs.
Seeks justice in the distribution of health resources.
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8:30 am to 5:30 pm
9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Our pharmacists boast over 100 years experience.
Bernie McKone. FNZCP, FPSNZ
I am the managing director of Quins and proud that the store has been serving the community for over 100 years. I registered in 1980 and worked in Greymouth on the West Coast and in Dunedin before moving south to Gore for a locum stint in 1993. I started work in Quins in 1985 with the promise of a partnership and have owned the store for over 25 years now. In addition to running the pharmacy I have been heavily involved in the professional bodies, chairing the National Executive of the Pharmaceutical Society of NZ and the chairing the National Executive of the NZ College of Pharmacists. I completed a post graduate Masters in Pharmacy at Otago University in 1996. This year I was named the PSNZ-MIMS NZ Pharmacist of the year.
When not in store, I chair the WellSouth Primary Health Network clinical committee, and am a frequent commentator as Men’s Health Expert on the FarmingShow and Farming Muster rado programmes.
I am a passionate follower of sport and currently am deputy chair of Rugby Southland. 'Go the Stags!'
Stephen Gemmill. MPS
I am a director of Quins Pharmacy and manage the dispensary. I qualified from Otago University with a BSc and BPharm in 1997. I have worked as a pharmacist at various locations in NZ and in the UK before arriving in Gore six years ago to go into partnership at Quins.
I have a young family and enjoy outdoor pursuits and looking after a small holding.
I am committed to providing a professional and quality service for our customers.
Prue Fraser. MPS
I am a pharmacist with 30 years experience, having graduated with a BPharm from Otago University. I have also attained post grad Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy.
I specialise in medicine management services, helping solve medication related problems, to optimise your care and minimise any avoidable medicine related problems.
I have accreditation in Vaccination, Emergency contraception, Erectile Dysfunction (SILVASTA) treatments, in addition to our usual dispensing of medicines and filling of prescriptions.
Outside of pharmacy, I have a berry farm and grow berry-fruit, enjoy tramping, sailing and travel.
I completed my BPharm at Otago University in 1994. I completed my intern year at Southland Hospital before moving to Timaru to take a position there.
In 2003 I returned to the South before doing a further three year locum stint around NZ. I joined the team at Quins six years ago, and am qualified to vaccinate, provide emergency Contraception, treat urinary trac infections in women and test for celiac.
In my spare time I am a parent representative on the Board of trustees at Edendale School where both my children attend. When in Timaru I was an active member of the Mill Theatre and Musical Comedy Theatre committees and one day I would love to get involved in the local theatre in Gore.