Raise the Curtain

Fusing inspiration and celebration, the 2020 Welsh Pharmacy Awards is edging closer – and we want to see you there.

Despite being at the frontlines of the cultivation and delivery of outstanding patient care, too often, pharmacists are hesitant to drive their own work to the frontlines of recognition.

This year we urge you to overcome any reluctance and enter your team’s work into the Welsh Pharmacy Awards to attain the acclaim it deserves.

For 2020, the ceremony is once again springing into the Vale Resort, Vale of Glamorgan, on Wednesday 16th September. Featuring dining, networking, and a stream of other reasons for celebration, you won’t want to miss out.

The entry process couldn’t be easier, or more worthwhile. Check out the diverse array of categories presented over the following pages and how your interest and expertise can be submitted for consideration.

  • Business Development of the Year (Independent)

  • Independent Community Pharmacist of the Year

  • Independent Community Pharmacy Practice of the Year

  • Excellence in Delivering Self-Care Agenda in Community Pharmacy

  • Hospital Pharmacy Team of the Year

  • Innovations in Service Delivery in Community Pharmacy (Independent)

  • Innovations in Pharmaceutical Public Health

  • Management of Diabetes GP Practice and Community Pharmacy

  • Management of Substance Dependency in the Community

  • Student Leadership

Business Development of the Year (Independent)

The Business Development of the Year Award is targeted at independent pharmacies which have endeavoured to enhance their business by driving forward an innovative marketing strategy and raising its standards. The category is not focused on profit and is aimed at independent pharmacies which have been developed and marketed successfully to improve both business and service to the patient.

Who Can Enter?

‘Independent’ definition – where a contractor owns less than three pharmacies.

These points are suggestions only. Any independent pharmacy which has developed business via any innovative business initiative in the past 12 months is eligible to enter.

An independent pharmacy which has:

  • Been turned around possibly with the adoption of a new logo or corporate identity
  • Shown innovation in marketing itself to patients, for example through the provision of new patient services
  • Invested in people through staff training programmes which promote and strengthen business skills
  • Endeavoured to enhance the profile of the pharmacy in the local community through PR, advertising in local press, mail shots etc.

Judging Process

The judging panel, made-up of respected members of the pharmacy industry and related industries, will select finalists based on the entries submitted. They may then liaise with the finalists before selecting a winner.

Judges

Sandra Deal

Head of Sales, Cambrian Alliance

Mo Nazemi

CEO, Evans Pharmacy Group

David Tattersall

Head of Independent Sales

Deadline for Entry

The closing deadline for applications is Tuesday 30th June 2020 and entries must be accompanied by a digital photograph, at least 500KB for printing quality.

How to enter

If you require an application / nomination form or further information, contact Bridget McCabe. Telephone 02890 999 441 or email bridget.mccabe@nimedical.info.

Sponsored by AAH Pharmaceuticals

The Awards Presentation

The selected finalists will be announced in Welsh Pharmacy Review and invited, with a guest, compliments of AAH Pharmaceuticals, to attend the black-tie awards ceremony at the Vale Resort, Vale of Glamorgan, on Wednesday 16th September 2020. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony and will receive a unique crystal trophy to mark the occasion.

Sponsor quote

AAH Pharmaceuticals is delighted to announce its continued long-standing sponsorship of the Business Development of the Year Award. At AAH we are committed to supporting community pharmacy in Wales. Awards like this are an excellent way to acknowledge all the dedicated work community pharmacists, technicians and pharmacy teams deliver on a daily basis in every community.

In an ever-changing world the Business Development Award is especially important. It is given in recognition of innovation to community pharmacy, whether that is delivery on improved service to patients, or improving operational efficiency in pharmacy to ensure pharmacy teams can spend more time with patients. We look forward to meeting the finalists and celebrating their success in May.

Ashley Cowen

Sales & Operations Director

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Independent Community Pharmacist of the Year

The title of Independent Community Pharmacist of the Year will be awarded to a pharmacist from the community setting who has made significant, influential and sustained contributions to pharmacy practice in Wales.

Those involved in community pharmacy in Wales are invited to nominate an independent pharmacist whom they feel is worthy of this prestigious title. Ideally nominations are sought for pharmacists who have been involved in innovative collaborative work with the extended healthcare team. They will have made a continued effort to improve patient care and will have made a strong contribution to the knowledge of safe and appropriate use of medications.

They will be a leader and role-model for others within the pharmacy industry and will have strived to enhance the key role played by the pharmacist in the healthcare arena.

Who to Nominate

Welsh Pharmacy Review seeks nominations for individuals who have met one or all of the above key points. If you feel that someone has demonstrated the drive and dedication worthy of such a title, please see how to nominate.

How to Nominate

Send nominations to, or request a nomination form from, Bridget McCabe. Email bridget.mccabe@nimedical.info or telephone 02890 999 441.

Deadline for Nomination

The closing deadline for nomination is Thursday 18th June 2020. Nominees will be invited to complete an information form for the judges to consider.

Judging Process

Those nominated will be invited to submit an application for the judges to review. The judges may then liaise with the shortlisted finalists before selecting a winner.

This year’s judging panel includes:

Raj Aggarwal OBE

Community Pharmacist, MD, Aggarwal Group

Russell Goodway

Chief Executive, Community Pharmacy Wales

Steve Davies

Supt Pharmacist Director, A&JM Sheppard Ltd

Once Nominated, the Deadline for Application

The closing deadline for application is Tuesday 30th June 2020 and entries must be accompanied by a digital photograph, at least 500KB for printing quality.

Sponsored by Teva UK Limited

The Awards Presentation

The selected finalists will be announced in Welsh Pharmacy Review and invited, with a guest, compliments of Teva UK Limited, to attend the black-tie awards ceremony at the Vale Resort, Vale of Glamorgan, on Wednesday 16th September 2020. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony and will receive a unique crystal trophy to mark the occasion.

Sponsor Quote

Independent pharmacy plays an integral part in community healthcare and that is why Teva UK Limited is pleased to support the Community Pharmacist of the Year Award.

This prestigious award recognises those that have excelled in delivering outstanding healthcare and services within their community. Teva is committed to supporting independent pharmacists and the enormous contribution they make to the health and wellbeing of their local community – that’s why the Welsh Pharmacy Awards is an important way of recognising excellence across all areas of pharmacy.

Download Nomination Form Here

Independent Community Pharmacy Practice of the Year

The Pharmacy Practice of the Year Award is targeted at pharmacies who have demonstrated high standards of healthcare delivery. The pharmacy may display excellence in a particular professional aspect which ensures outstanding service to the consumer.

Who Can Enter?

Any independent pharmacy practice which has developed its practice or undertaken a project / initiative in the last 12 months which has raised levels of patient care and consumer pharmacy standards is eligible to enter.

A pharmacy which has:

  • Offered specialist services, for example, diabetes screening or cholesterol testing and / or introduced or redesigned a private treatment room specifically for diagnostic services
  • Supported self-care initiatives
  • Introduced out-of-hours access
  • Liaised with GPs, nurses, hospitals and nursing homes to provide additional services and support to patients / customers
  • Increased the size of its dispensary, making it more open and organised with special fittings such as innovative dispensary features

(The above points are suggestions only)

Judging panel

The judging panel, made-up of respected members of the pharmacy industry, will select finalists based on the written entries submitted. They may then liaise with the finalists before selecting a winner if a decision has not been reached.

Judges

This year’s judging panel includes:

Elen Jones

Director for Wales, RPS

Paul Harris

Chair of the Welsh Pharmaceutical Committee

Deadline for Entry

The closing deadline for application is Tuesday 30th June 2020 and entries must be accompanied by a digital photograph, at least 500KB for printing quality.

How to Enter

If you require an application / nomination form or further information, please contact Bridget McCabe. Telephone 02890 999 441 or email bridget.mccabe@nimedical.info.

Sponsored by Cambrian Alliance

The Awards Presentation

The selected finalists will be announced in Welsh Pharmacy Review and invited, with a guest, compliments of Cambrian Alliance, to attend the black-tie awards ceremony at the Vale Resort, Vale of Glamorgan, on Wednesday 16th September 2020. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony and will receive a unique crystal trophy to mark the occasion.

Sponsor Quote

The Cambrian Alliance Group is delighted to be involved once again in sponsoring the Independent Community Pharmacy Practice of the Year Award. At a time when pharmacy and independent contractors are facing such a difficult time, it is more important than ever to recognise their success and the significant contribution to healthcare and patient outcomes that they make.

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Excellence in Delivering Self-Care Agenda in Community Pharmacy

Johnson & Johnson is proud to sponsor this award, demonstrating a culture that promotes patient self-care in community pharmacy, through the use of category management techniques, clear category signposting and visible promotion of pharmacy services.

Who Can Enter?

This is open to a pharmacy which can demonstrate how they engage in activity which helps the patient embrace self-care, supporting the patient within the current NHS environment.

A pharmacy which has focused on any, or a combination, of the following is eligible to enter:

  • Clear category management embracing seasonal conditions
  • Visible indications that the store is designed around, and engages, patients
  • Can demonstrate excellence in patient engagement in the community, e.g. stop smoking, pharmacy first, MAS, pharmacy and integrated chronic conditions management etc.

(Please note that these points are suggestions only)

Judging Panel

The judging panel, made-up of respected members of the pharmacy industry, will select finalists based on the written entries submitted. They may then liaise with the finalists before selecting a winner.

Judges

This year’s judging panel includes:

Linda Jones

Community Pharmacist, MD TH&L Jones Ltd, Murch Pharmacy

Craig Hinks

Community Pharmacist, Managing Director, Craig Hinks Ltd

Dylan Jones

Community Pharmacist, Llanidloes Pharmacy and Contractual Services Manager (Wales), Dudley Taylor Pharmacies Ltd

Deadline for Entry

The closing deadline for applications is Tuesday 30th June 2020 and entries must be accompanied by a digital photograph, at least 500KB for printing quality.

How to Enter

If you require an application / nomination form or further information, contact Bridget McCabe. Telephone 02890 999 441 or email bridget.mccabe@nimedical.info.

Sponsored by Johnson & Johnson

The Awards Presentation

The selected finalists will be announced in Welsh Pharmacy Review and invited, with a guest, compliments of Johnson & Johnson, to attend the black-tie awards ceremony at the Vale Resort, Vale of Glamorgan, on Wednesday 16th September 2020. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony and will receive a unique crystal trophy to mark the occasion.

Sponsor Quote

Johnson & Johnson is delighted to be a sponsor of the Welsh and Scottish Awards 2020.

This year we are proud to sponsor the award Excellence in Delivering Self-Care Agenda in Community Pharmacy.

This award recognises that community pharmacy is putting the patient at the heart of its business, an area in which we know community pharmacy works hard at. Putting the patient at the centre of your business is very important and at Johnson & Johnson we demonstrate this too through Our Credo commitment.

We look forward to the awards and good luck everyone taking part this year.

UK/JJ/18-12724f

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Hospital Pharmacy Team of the Year

The Hospital Pharmacy Team of the Year Award has been developed to recognise hospital pharmacy teams from all backgrounds who are at the forefront of their profession, whether developing best practice models or implementing improvements in patient care. This is your opportunity to nominate peers and colleagues who have demonstrated outstanding dedication and commitment to the pharmacy profession or to submit your own team’s work for consideration.

Who Can Enter?

Applications are invited from hospital pharmacy teams who can submit work / projects which demonstrate one or more of the following:

  • Where savings have been achieved, leading to increased cost-effectiveness by providing best value
  • Development of the accessibility of the service provided
  • Establishment of high levels of safety in order to minimise risk
  • Health improvement among selected patients
  • Achievement of outcomes / initiatives, leading to a positive impact for the public

The points above are suggestions only. Any pharmacy teams working in the hospital environment who demonstrate a unique commitment to clinical innovation and / or technical development are eligible for nomination / self-nomination for this award.

Judging Panel

The judging panel, made-up of respected members of the pharmacy industry, will select finalists based on the written entries submitted. They may then liaise with the finalists before selecting a winner.

Judging process

Those nominated will be invited to submit an application for the judges to review. The judges will shortlist up to four candidates for deliberation.

This year’s judging panel includes:

Judith Vincent

Clinical Director for Pharmacy and Medicines Management, Swansea Bay University Health Board and Chair of the Chief Pharmacists

Darrell Baker

Director of Pharmacy and Medicines Management, Cardiff & Vale University Health Board

Dr Brian Hawkins

Chief Pharmacist, Primary Care Pharmacy, Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

How to Nominate

If you require an application / nomination form or further information, contact Bridget McCabe. Telephone 02890 999 441 or email bridget.mccabe@nimedical.info.

Deadline for Nomination

The closing deadline for nomination is Thursday 18th June 2020. Those nominated will be forwarded an information form to complete and return by Thursday 9th April 2020.

Early nomination affords nominees the maximum time to complete the information form to be considered by the judges.

Once Nominated, the Deadlin for Application:

The closing deadline for application is Tuesday 30th June 2020 and entries must be accompanied by a digital photograph, at least 500KB for printing quality.

Sponsored by Ethypharm UK

The Awards Presentation

The finalists will be announced in Welsh Pharmacy Review and invited, with a guest, to attend the awards ceremony, a black-tie event, at The Vale Resort, Glamorgan, onWednesday 16th September 2020. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony and will receive a unique crystal trophy to mark the occasion.

Download Application Here

Innovations in Service Delivery in Community Pharmacy (Independent)

The Innovations in Service Delivery in Community Pharmacy (Independent) Award is open to any independent community pharmacy which has focussed on the development and deployment of innovative services and solutions that enhance patient care or promote healthier lifestyles in the community. Accompanying this should be a demonstrable investment in staff training and technology to support this innovation.

Who Can Enter?

An independent pharmacy which has, for example:

• Developed and successfully implemented additional services for the benefit of their patients and community

• Invested in people through staff training programmes which promote and strengthen business skills or provide new services

• Invested in or broadened the use of technology within the pharmacy to increase patient safety and compliance

• Increased support to promote healthier lifestyles in the community

Judging Panel

The judging panel, made-up of respected members of the pharmacy industry, will select finalists based on the written entries submitted. They may then liaise with the finalists before selecting a winner.

Allan Gilbert

Community Pharmacist and Director, Abersychan Pharmacy

Dave Thomas

Director LT Chemists Ltd

Sudhir Sehrawat

Director and Superintendent Pharmacist, Clifton Pharmacy Ltd

Deadline for Entry

The closing deadline for applications is Tuesday 30th June 2020 and entries must be accompanied by a digital photograph, at least 500KB for printing quality.

How to Enter

If you require an application / nomination form or further information, please contact Bridget McCabe. Telephone 02890 999 441 or email bridget.mccabe@nimedical.info.

Sponsored by Numark

The Awards Presentation

The selected finalists will be announced in Welsh Pharmacy Review and invited, with a guest, compliments of Numark, to attend the black-tie awards ceremony at the Vale Resort, Vale of Glamorgan, on Wednesday 16th September 2020. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony and will receive a unique crystal trophy to mark the occasion.

Sponsor Quote

Numark is delighted to sponsor this award which recognises the development and implementation of innovative patient services which leads to better patient care and healthier lifestyles. The award recognises investment in staff training and support and technology, allowing the successful delivery of innovative services. Within the core proposition of the Numark offer are two member support services, Learning and Development programmes for pharmacy teams and market leading technology to underpin the running of a successful business. This award very strongly resonates with our core offering to members in Wales in supporting them to own and run profitable and successful pharmacies. Numark would like to congratulate the deserving winner of this prestigious award.

Jeremy Meader

Managing Director, Numark

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Innovations in Pharmaceutical Public Health

Good standards are essential for pharmacists and their teams to improve public health services thereby delivering quality patient care and improved health outcomes. We hope that this award establishes an avenue to share examples from all areas of pharmacy, inspiring others to develop their professional practice and aspire to excellence.

Who Can Enter?

Any community or hospital pharmacy team which has been successful in developing the role of its staff as public health practitioners and which can demonstrate improvements in health or lifestyle in the population it serves.

The application should include demonstration of one or more of the following:

  • Innovative practice which improves public health
  • Engagement with other healthcare professionals
  • Engagement with the local community e.g. patient interest groups, community groups, voluntary sector
  • A distinctive pharmacy contribution to address a national public health priority

Judging Process

The judging panel, made-up of respected members of the pharmacy industry, will select finalists based on the written entries submitted. They may then liaise with the finalists before selecting a winner.

Judges

Anne Hinchliffe

All-Wales Specialist Pharmacist, Welsh Government

Jackie Reynolds

Medicines Management Pharmacist, Aneurin Bevan Health Board

Sian Evans

Public Health Consultant at Public Health Wales

Deadline for Entry

The closing deadline for applications is Tuesday 30th June 2020 and entries must be accompanied by a digital photograph, at least 500KB for printing quality.

How to Enter

If you require an application / nomination form or further information, please contact Bridget McCabe. Telephone 02890 999 441 or email bridget.mccabe@nimedical.info

Sponsored by Kent Pharma

Awards Presentation

The selected finalists will be announced in Welsh Pharmacy Review and invited, with a guest, to attend the black-tie awards ceremony at the Vale Resort, Vale of Glamorgan, on Wednesday 16th September 2020. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony and will receive a unique crystal trophy to mark the occasion.

Download Application Here

Management of Diabetes, GP Practice and Community Pharmacy

With a focus on making a difference to patients with diabetes, Napp Pharmaceuticals Limited is proud to sponsor this award.

Since 1996, the number of people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK has risen from 1.4 million to 3.5 million. Taking into account the number of people likely to be living with undiagnosed diabetes, the number of people living with diabetes in the UK is over four million. Diabetes prevalence in the UK is estimated to rise to five million by 2025. (1)

Applications are invited from GP practice-based and community pharmacists, and their teams, who have implemented or developed a programme, strategy or project which has had a positive impact on their patients’ wellbeing and management / self-management of their condition.

References: 1 – diabetes.co.uk: www.diabetes.co.uk/diabetes-prevalence.html

Judging Panel

The judging panel, made-up of respected members of the pharmacy industry, will select finalists based on the written entries submitted. They may then liaise with the finalists before selecting a winner.

Judges

Paul Mayberry

Managing Director, Mayberry Pharmacy

Andrew Hodges

NCN Pharmacist Caerphilly East & Clinical Pharmacist, Pontllanfraith Health Centre

Dr Chris Martin

Vice Chairman of the Life Science Hub Wales Ltd and Vice Chair of the Bevan Commission

Deadline for Entry

The closing deadline for applications is Tuesday 30th June 2020 and entries must be accompanied by a digital photograph, at least 500KB for printing quality.

How to Enter

If you require an application / nomination form or further information, please contact Bridget McCabe. Telephone 02890 999 441 or email bridget.mccabe@nimedical.info

Sponsored by Napp Pharmaceuticals Limited

Awards Presentation

The selected finalists will be announced in Welsh Pharmacy Review and invited, with a guest, to attend the black-tie awards ceremony at the Vale Resort, Vale of Glamorgan, on Wednesday 16th September 2020. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony and will receive a unique crystal trophy to mark the occasion.

January 2019

UK/CORP-18049a

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Management of Substance Dependency in the Community

Substance dependency is unfortunately a growing problem in Wales and quite often it is the pharmacist who is at the forefront of this patient service. This category is aimed at all pharmacists or pharmacies which have developed and successfully adapted to improve the management of their substance dependency services to the patient.

Who Can Enter?

These points are suggestions only.

A pharmacy which can:

  • Describe how they have supported the management of patients with substance dependency problems
  • Identify the ways they have improved communication and enhanced patient care
  • Give evidence of how they have engaged with their GP in the provision of services for substance dependent patients
  • Describe future developments of the pharmaceutical care of these patients

Judging Process

The judging panel, made-up of respected members of the pharmacy industry, will select a minimum of three finalists based on the written entries submitted. They may then liaise with the finalists before selecting a winner.

This year’s judging panel includes:

Rhian Newton

Pharmacy Lead, Primary Care Prescribing and Medicines Management, Swansea Bay UHB

Suzanne Scott-Thomas

Head of Medicines Management, Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB

Fiona Walker

Locality Prescribing Lead, Cardiff and Vale UHB

Deadline for Entry

The closing deadline for applications is Tuesday 30th June 2020 and entries must be accompanied by a digital photograph, at least 500KB for printing quality.

How to Enter

If you require an application form or would like any further information, please contact Bridget McCabe. Email bridget.mccabe@nimedical.info or telephone 02890 999 441.

Judges welcome testimonies from relevant sources. (NB. Please ensure that either all patients’ personal information is sought for publication or their details are omitted from view).

Sponsored by Ethypharm Uk

The Awards Presentation

The selected finalists will be announced in Welsh Pharmacy Review and invited, with a guest, to attend the black-tie awards ceremony at the Vale Resort, Vale of Glamorgan, on Wednesday 16th September 2020. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony and will receive a unique crystal trophy to mark the occasion.

Download Application Here

Student Leadership

Strong leaders are driven by their vision of what their organisations could become. The role of a leader is to make people feel strong, informed, unified and capable. Leaders need to have a combination of relentless effort, steadfastness, competence and attention-to-detail.

Understanding the unique qualities of a team in order to deliver a great service is vital. Leaders must find their own voice and use their values to engage others in their common aspirations. Words and deeds need to be consistent; behaviour evokes respect.

Do you respect the leadership qualities in one of your peers enough to nominate them for this accolade, or indeed do you feel you have the qualities within you to merit this award? A leader is not afraid to step forward!

Judging Panel

The judging panel, made-up of three respected members from the pharmacy sector, will select the finalists based on the entries submitted. They may then liaise with the finalists before selecting the overall winner.

Judges

This year’s judging panel includes:

Professor Mark Gumbleton

Head of School, School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cardiff University

Steve Ridd

MD and Superintendent Pharmacist, Mayberry Pharmacy

Alima Batchelor

Head of Policy, The Pharmacists’ Defence Association

Deadline for Nominations

Nominations / self-nominations for undergraduate students are invited from students and lecturers. The closing date for nominations is Thursday 18th June 2020.

Nominees will then be emailed an application form to complete. Early nomination / self-nomination affords the candidate more time to complete the information form.

Once Nominated, the Deadline for Application:

The closing deadline for completed applications is Tuesday 30th June 2020 and entries must be accompanied by a digital photograph, at least 500KB for printing quality.

How to Enter

Email bridget.mccabe@nimedical.info. Entries must be accompanied by a digital photograph at least 500KB for printing quality purpose.

Sponsored by Pharmacists’ Defence Association

Awards Presentation

The selected finalists will be announced in Welsh Pharmacy Review and invited, with a guest, compliments of The Pharmacists’ Defence Association, to attend the black-tie awards ceremony at the Vale Resort, Vale of Glamorgan, on Wednesday 16th September 2020. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony and will receive a unique crystal trophy to mark the occasion.

Sponsor Quote

If the profession of pharmacy is to thrive then it will need strong leadership. Some leaders are born to lead, others are trained. Irrespective of their origins, all leaders have to be nurtured if they are to rise to the top and make a difference. The quest to inspire and encourage leadership in pharmacy must start at undergraduate level. These days all pharmacy students are hugely absorbed in their extensive and often very challenging studies. Despite that, some manage to involve themselves in additional activities that demonstrate that not only do they have a passion for their profession, but that they are becoming leaders in their own right.

As pharmacists, we all have a responsibility to encourage these passionate individuals as these will likely be the leaders of our profession in the future. The Pharmacists’ Defence Association is proud to be associated with this important award category.

Mark Koziol M.R.Pharm.S.

Chairman, The Pharmacists’ Defence Association

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