NHIA Poster presentation


Andrew Sluggett,  CPIE Chief Pharmacist, and Dr. Janet Sluggett travelled to New Orleans in March 2016 to attend the annual National Home Infusion Association Conference.  THE NHIA represents home and alternate site infusion service providers in the USA, and currently has a membership of over 1300 pharmacists, technicians and nurses.

The Sluggetts presented their research on "Temperature variation in the home setting: implications for continuous ambulatory infusions" as one of 27 poster presentations at the NHIA Idea Exchange session.  The poster session showcased original and innovative solutions for many of today's challengeing scenarios and improvement opportunities in the area of home infusion practice.

Not only were Andrew and Janet the first international attendees to present a poster, they were also awarded first place for their debut presentation by their peers.

Their original research was published in Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research (JPPR).

Sluggett named pharmacist of the year



In October, 2014, Andrew Sluggett was announced as the SA/NT Branch Pharmacist of the Year at the PSA South Australian Branch President’s Dinner. Stephen Wade MLC, State Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing, presented the award to Andrew.

Since completing a BSc (Hons) in Pharmacology in 2001 and registering as a pharmacist in 2006, Andrew Sluggett has acquired a broad range of skills and experience as a hospital clinical pharmacist, accredited pharmacist, and aseptic compounding pharmacist. Currently he is employed as the General Manager/Chief Pharmacist of CPIE Pharmacy Services – a community pharmacy, private hospital pharmacy and aseptic compounding facility.

Andrew has continually advocated for professional development and learning opportunities for pharmacists. This commitment to advocacy began during his time at university, where he served as vice president of SAPSA. Andrew was elected as the PSA (SA Branch) graduate trainee representative by his peers and continued as a Branch Committee member. For over ten years, Andrew provided local and national representation on the Membership, Continuing Practice Development and Early Career Pharmacists committees, was a Branch Vice President, and resides on the National PSA Board.

Andrew is a member of several private hospital and manufacturing/compounding working groups, with engagements as an invited guest speaker representing the pharmacy industry to an audience of researchers and industry participants. His strong belief in a multidisciplinary cooperative approach has led to significant collaborations fostering innovative models of practice, which encompass health professionals, universities, and local government. In 2014, Andrew was involved in securing a $1.1 million collaborative research grant from the South Australian Government to investigate Hospital at Home care.