2019 Award Categories
TEN CATEGORIES AVAILABLE BELOW, REMAINING CATEGORIES ONLY OPEN TO NOMINATION FROM DIRECTORS OF PHARMACY AND THEIR SENIOR TEAMS.

Medicines Counter Staff Training

With the challenges of healthcare, high quality training for pharmacists and their staff is at a premium, with an increasing emphasis being placed on the knowledge (and skills) of staff. Applications are invited from community pharmacists, and their managers, who feel they have provided an outstanding contribution to the training and education of their medicines counter staff. Points covered in entry:

  • Effective CPD training modules
  • Patient safety and compliance
  • Courses attended
  • New services introduced
  • Customer service

(Please note that these points are suggestions only)

Sponsored By: waleshealthcare.com

Waleshealthcare

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 Thursday 23rd May 2019. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony and will receive a unique crystal trophy to mark the occasion.

Who can Enter

Any pharmacy which has undertaken steps to introduce staff training initiatives in the past 12 months is eligible to enter.

Judging

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

Mo Nazemi
Community Pharmacist, MD, Evans Pharmacy Group

Dylan Jones
Contractual Services Manager (Wales), Dudley Taylor Pharmacy

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

Deadline for Entry
The closing deadline for applications is Monday 8th April 2019 and entries must be accompanied by a digital photograph, at least 500KB, for printing quality.

Innovations in Quality and Efficiency through Technology in Community Pharmacy

Technology is at the heart of pharmacy, and Positive Solutions, in partnership with Willach UK, are delighted to sponsor a platform which acknowledges the excellent projects in this category.

Sponsored by: Sponsored by Positive Solutions and Willach UK

positivesolutions
Willach

The Awards Presentation:
The three selected finalists will be announced in Welsh Pharmacy Review and invited, with a guest, compliments of Positive Solutions and Willach UK, to attend the black-tie awards ceremony at the Vale Resort, Vale of Glamorgan, on Thursday 23rd May 2019. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony and will receive a unique crystal trophy to mark the occasion.

Sponsor:
‘Positive Solutions Ltd, in partnership with Willach UK Ltd, is delighted to be sponsoring the 2019 Welsh Pharmacy Awards. It is a great opportunity to formally recognise, celebrate, and reward the achievements of outstanding Welsh pharmacists and pharmacy teams who have made a real difference to the profession and to the lives of their patients, which often goes unnoticed. The independently-judged Welsh Pharmacy Awards recognise excellence and outstanding dedication to a profession that Positive Solutions Ltd, along with Willach UK Ltd, are proud to be involved with.’

Who Can Enter

Nominations are invited from pharmacists / pharmacy teams which have developed an innovative programme or project and can show evidence of one or more of the following:

  • Improvement in quality of service through the use of technology
  • How their projects or initiatives have improved inter-professional working
  • Innovations and / or a successful implementation programme for a new therapy or pathway in patient care
  • Capacity increase, demand reduction, or cost savings through the introduction of innovative technology

Judging

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

Judging Panel:

Craig Hinks
Community Pharmacist and Director, New Inn Pharmacy

Adrian Fraser-Jones
MD, Pharmacist, A. Fraser Jones Pharmacy

Dr Chris Martin
Vice Chairman of the Life Science Hub Wales Ltd and Vice Chairman of the Bevan Commission

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

Deadline for Entry:
The closing deadline for applications is Monday 8th April 2019 and entries must be accompanied by a digital photograph, at least 500KB, for printing quality.

Management of Diabetes in 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)

Sponsored by: Napp Pharmaceuticals Limited

Napp-logo-300-dpi

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 Thursday 23rd May 2019. 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

Who can Enter

Applications are invited from 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.
Reference: 1. diabetes.co.uk: www.diabetes.co.uk/diabetes-prevalence.html

Judging

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.

Paul Mayberry
Managing Director, Mayberry Pharmacy

Andrew Hodges
NCN Pharmacist Caerphilly East & Clinical Pharmacist, Pontllanfraith Health Centre

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

Deadline for Entry:
The closing deadline for applications is Monday 8th April 2019 and entries must be accompanied by a digital photograph, at least 500KB, for printing quality.

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 developing and the 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.

Sponsored by: Numark

Numark

The Awards Presentation:
The finalists will be announced in Welsh Pharmacy Review and invited, with a guest, compliments of Martindale Pharma to attend the awards ceremony, a black tie event, at The Vale Resort, Glamorgan, on Thursday 24th May 2018. 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

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

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 Panel:
Allan Gilbert
Community Pharmacist & Director, Abersychan Pharmacy

Dave Thomas
Director LT Chemists Ltd

Sudhir Sehrawat
Superintendent Pharmacist, Clifton Pharmacy Ltd

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

Deadline For Entry:
The closing deadline for applications is Monday 8th April 2019 and entries must be accompanied by a digital photograph, at least 500KB, for printing quality.

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.

The Awards Presentation
The three 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 Thursday 23rd May 2019. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony and will receive a unique crystal trophy to mark the occasion.

Who can Enter

Any independent or multiple 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

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

Judges:
This year’s judging panel includes,

Mair Davies
Director for Wales, RPS

Paul Harris
Chair of the Welsh Pharmaceutical Committee

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

Deadline for Entry:
The closing deadline for applications is Monday 8th April 2019 and entries must be accompanied by a digital photograph, at least 500KB, for printing quality.

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 focussed on profit and is aimed at independent pharmacies which have been developed and marketed successfully to improve both business and service to the patient.

Sponsored By: AAH Pharmaceuticals

AAH2017t

The Awards Presentation:
The three 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 Thursday 23rd May 2019. 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 that pharmacy teams can spend more time with patients.
‘We look forward to meeting the finalists and celebrating their success in May.’
Rupert Newman
Sales Director

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

Judging Panel:
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:
This year’s judging panel includes:

Sandra Deal
Head of Sales, Cambrian Alliance

Steve Simmonds
NPA Representation Manager for Wales

David Tattersall
Head of Independent Sales, Celesio UK

Deadline for Entry:
The closing deadline for applications is Monday 8th April 2019 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. Tel: 02890 999 441, or email: bridget.mccabe@nimedical.info.

Independent Community Pharmacist of the Year

The title of Welsh Pharmacist of the Year Independent 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.

Sponsored by: Teva Uk Limited

Teva

The Awards Presentation:
The three 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 Thursday 23rd May 2019. 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 this award. The award recognises the pharmacy practice that has excelled in delivering outstanding healthcare and service in the community. Teva is committed to supporting independent pharmacists and the enormous contribution they make to the healthcare of their local community – that’s why the Welsh Pharmacy Awards are an important way of recognising excellence across all areas of pharmacy.’

Who can Enter

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.

Judging

Judging Panel:
Those nominated will be invited to submit an application for the judges to review. The judges may then liaise with the three shortlisted finalists before selecting a winner.
This year’s judging panel includes:

Judges:
This year’s judging panel includes,

Raj Aggarwal OBE  
Community Pharmacist, MD, Aggarwal Group

Steve Davies
Supt Pharmacist Director, A&JM Sheppard Ltd

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 21st March 2019. Nominees will be invited to complete an information form for the judges to consider.

Deadline for Application:
The closing deadline for application is Monday 8h April 2019. Entries must be accompanied by a digital photograph, at least 500KB, for printing quality purpose.

Asthma Project of the Year

With a focus on making a difference to patients with asthma, Napp Pharmaceuticals Limited is proud to sponsor this award. Napp Pharmaceuticals Limited is a UK healthcare company with a strong track-record in bringing high quality, innovative medicines to UK health professionals and their patients. Napp Pharmaceuticals Limited aims to provide high quality asthma medicines that meet genuine needs, make a positive difference to patients’ lives, and offer value to the NHS.

Award Description
Whether they work in community pharmacies, hospitals, or clinics, pharmacists are in a pivotal position to contribute to the overall management of asthma. Every year, pharmacists fill prescriptions for asthma medications which remain the principal treatment for the disease. Being qualified to advise patients on all aspects of their medication, and offer comprehensive Medicines Use Reviews, ensures that the patient is correctly using the medication prescribed. Pharmacists have many other opportunities to assist in the management of asthma, and this award is in recognition of the excellent work carried out by pharmacists throughout Wales.

Sponsored by: Napp Pharmaceuticals Limited

Napp

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 Thursday 23rd May 2019. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony and will receive a unique crystal trophy to mark the occasion.
UK/CORP-16005a(1)
January 2018

Who Can Nominate

We would like submissions from pharmacists who are helping to improve the quality of life for those patients who are living with asthma. This award aims to highlight the outstanding, innovative projects which pharmacists have developed which have led to significant improvement in the care or clinical outcomes of patients with this condition. Pharmacists who can provide evidence of one or more of the following may apply (these points are suggestions only):

  • The opportunity for patients to have a review of the use of their asthma medicines, relating to the effectiveness and safety of those medicines
  • Having trained pharmacy staff to be more involved in patient care regarding patients with asthma
  • The development of effective inter-professional teamwork and communication with other healthcare professionals
  • Improvement in patients’ understanding of their medication, and thereby encouraging the patient to manage their condition more effectively

Judging

Judging Panel:
The judging panel, made-up of respected members of the pharmacy industry, will select three finalists, based on the written entries submitted. They may then liaise with the three finalists before selecting a winner.
This year’s judging panel includes:

Judges:
This year’s judging panel includes:

Jackie Reynolds
Medicines Management Pharmacist, Aneurin Bevan Health Board

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

How to Enter:
If you wish to nominate or require further information, please contact:
Bridget McCabe Tel: 02890 999 441 or email: bridget.mccabe@nimedical.info

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

Deadline to Enter:
The closing deadline for applications is Monday 8th April 2019 and entries must be accompanied by a digital photograph, at least 500KB, for printing quality.

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.

Sponsored by: Ethypharm

LOGO_ETHYPHARM

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, on Thursday 23rd May 2019. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony and will receive a unique crystal trophy to mark the occasion.

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
  • A 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

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

Those nominated will be invited to submit an application for the judges to review. The judges will shortlist up to four candidates for deliberation. If necessary the judges may then liaise with the shortlisted finalists before selecting a winner.
This year’s judging panel includes:

Judges:
This year’s judging panel includes:

Judith Vincent
Clinical Director for Pharmacy and Medicines Management, ABMU & 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 University Health Board

How To Nominate:
If you wish to nominate or require further information, please contact Bridget McCabe. Tel: 02890 999 441, or email: bridget.mccabe@nimedical.info.

Deadline For Nomination:
The closing deadline for nomination is Thursday 22nd March 2019. Those nominated will be forwarded an information form to complete and return by Monday 8th April.
Early nomination affords nominees the maximum time to complete the information form to be considered by the judges.

Student Leadership Award

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.

Sponsored by: The Pharmacists' Defence Association

pdalogo322

The 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 Thursday 23rd May 2019. 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

Who can Enter

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 that you have the qualities within you to merit this award? A leader is not afraid to step forward!

Judging

Judging Panel:
The judging panel, made-up of three respected members from the pharmacy sector, will select three or four 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 & Superintendent Pharmacist, Mayberry Pharmacy

Alima Batchelor
Head of Policy, The Pharmacists’ Defence Association

Deadline For Nomination:
Nominations / self-nominations for undergraduate students are invited from students and lecturers. The closing date for nominations is Thursday 21st March 2019. Nominees will then be emailed an application form to complete. Early nomination / self-nomination affords the candidate more time to complete the information form.

Deadline For Entry:
The closing deadline for completed applications is Monday 8th April 2019.

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