In June 2016, Toby SpeareCRH Pharmacy Academic, Toby Speare, Centre for Remote Health (CRH) Pharmacy Academic and course coordinator for Pharmacotherapeutics for Remote Area Nurses, was short listed and interviewed for a Churchill Fellowship through the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.

The Churchill Fellowship is a highly regarded award which provides an opportunity for talented Australian citizens to travel overseas in search of new ideas, innovation and excellence.

Toby’s proposed project aims to improve health for people living in rural and remote Australian through improvements in the use of medicines.

The project will involve travel to Canada and United Kingdom to gain an understanding of activities that individual health professionals undertake to ensure Quality Use of Medicines (QUM), the systems and organisational structures that support these activities and the resources that are available to enhance QUM for people in rural and remote locations.