2018 Award Categories
TEN CATEGORIES AVAILABLE BELOW, REMAINING CATEGORIES ONLY OPEN TO NOMINATION FROM DIRECTORS OF PHARMACY AND THEIR SENIOR TEAMS.

Asthma Project Of The Year

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

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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 24th May 2018. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony and will receive a unique crystal trophy to mark the occasion.

Who can Enter

We would like submissions from community 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 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

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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.

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 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 application is Monday 9th April 2018 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 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.

Sponsored by: AAH Pharmaceuticals

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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 24th May 2018. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony and will receive a unique crystal trophy to mark the occasion.

Sponsor:
AAH Pharmaceuticals is delighted to announce its continued long-standing
sponsorship of the Business Development of the Year (Independent) 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.

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 twelve 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

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.

Judging Panel:

Sandra Deal
National Business Manager, Cambrian Alliance

Steve Simmons
NPA Representation Manager for Wales

David Tattersall
Head of AAH Trident, Celesio UK

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 application is Monday 9th April 2018 and entries must be accompanied by a digital photograph, at least 500KB for printing quality.

Collaborative Working Award (Independent Pharmacy)

Independent pharmacy has a significant potential to help the Welsh government deliver on its plan for primary care services due to its position in the heart of local communities. The Collaborative Working Award (Independent Pharmacy) is open to any independent community pharmacy which has demonstrated its willingness to work collaboratively with other health and social care colleagues to improve patient care.

Sponsored by: The National Pharmacy Association

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The Awards Presentation:
The selected finalists will be announced in Welsh Pharmacy Review and invited with a guest, compliments of The National Pharmacy Association, to attend the black tie awards ceremony on Thursday 24th May 2018 at the Vale Resort, Glamorgan. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony and will receive a unique crystal trophy to mark the occasion.

Sponsor
The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) fully supports the primary care agenda in Wales and recognises the importance of embedding the local community pharmacy as a key primary care player and establishing it as local centre for the improvement of health and well-being. Local independent community pharmacies are uniquely placed to work in partnership with local GP practices, community nurses and other health and social care professionals to help to identify local needs and to work collaboratively to meet those needs.

Who can Enter

An independent pharmacy which has for example:

• Worked collaboratively with its local GP practice to improve patient care
• Worked in partnership with a GP practice to move workload away from the GP practice to the community pharmacy
• Worked to support local primary care clusters
• Worked in partnership with social services to improve care
• Worked together with the third sector on initiatives to raise awareness of the support offered

Judging

The judging panel, made up of respected representatives from primary care , will select finalists, based on the written entries submitted. They may then liaise with the finalists before selecting a winner.

Dr Rebecca Payne
Chair RCGP Wales

Paul Gimson
National Primary Care Manager 1000 Lives Plus

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 application is Monday 9th April 2018 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: Martindale Pharma
an Ethypharm group company

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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.

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 is eligible for nomination / self-nomination for this award.

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:
Judith Vicent
Clinical Director for Pharmacy and Medicines Management, ABMU & Chair of the Chief Pharmacists

Darrell Baker
Service Director for Pharmacy & Medicines Management, Cardiff & Vale UHB

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 2018. Those nominated will be forwarded an information form to complete and return by Monday 9th April. Early nomination affords nominees the maximum time to complete the information form to be considered by the judges.

Nomination only from the Heads of Pharmacy

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.

Alliance Healthcare

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The Awards Presentation
The three selected finalists will be announced in Welsh Pharmacy Review and invited with a guest, compliments of Alliance Healthcare, to attend the black tie awards ceremony, at the Vale Resort, Vale of 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
Independent pharmacy plays an integral part in community healthcare and that is why Alliance Healthcare, one of the UK’s leading distributor and wholesaler of
pharmaceutical, medical and healthcare products, is delighted to support this award. The award recognises the pharmacy practice that has excelled in delivering
outstanding healthcare and service in the community.  Alliance Healthcare 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

Any independent, or independent multiple, pharmacy 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,

Chris Martin
Chair of Health Innovation, Cymru, Wales

MAIR DAVIES
Director for Wales, RPS

Paul Harris
Vice Chair for Wales, RPS

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 application is Monday 9th April 2018 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 investing in staff training and technology to embrace change and can demonstrate innovation in patient care.

Sponsored By: Numark

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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 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 innovation by putting staff investment and technology at the heart of running a successful pharmacy. Two fundamental areas of the Numark proposition are in giving support to our members in providing 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 these two hugely important aspects of operating a highly successful community pharmacy that can deliver exceptional standards of care to their patients. Numark would like to congratulate the deserving winner of this prestigious award.

Mandeep Mudhar
Director of Marketing and Development

Who can Enter

An independent pharmacy which has, for example:
• Developed additional services for the benefit of their patients and community
• Invested in people through staff training programmes which promote and strengthen business skills
• Demonstrated new procedures or introduced new technology to increase patient safety and compliance
• Increased support for self-care initiatives
• Demonstrated innovation in patient care by supporting medicines management and patient safety objectives

Judging

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:

Allan Gilbert 
Community Pharmacist & Director, Abersychan Pharmacy

Dave Thomas
Director, LT Chemists LTD

Alison Sparkes 
Director, the Health Dispensary, Neath

Deadline for Entry:
The closing deadline for application is Monday 9th April 2018 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

Management of Diabetes in Community Pharmacy Award

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

Sponsored by: Napp Pharmaceuticals Limited

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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 24th May 2018. The winner will be announced at the Awards ceremony and will receive a unique crystal trophy to mark the occasion.

Who can Enter

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.

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’ well-being and management / self-management of their condition.

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

Judging

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,

Paul Mayberry 
Managing Director, Mayberry Pharmacy

Andy Hodges
Pharmacy Manager & Independent Prescriber, Vida Rogers Chemists

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 application is Monday 9th April 2018 and entries must be accompanied by a digital photograph, at least 500KB for printing quality.

Independent Community Pharmacist of the Year Award

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. 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 pharmacists in the healthcare arena.

Sponsored by: Teva

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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 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:
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 Nominate

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

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.

Judges:
This year’s judging panel includes:

Raj Aggarwal OBE
Community Pharmacist, MD, Aggarwal Group

Steve Davies 
Supt Pharmacist Director, A&JM Sheppard Ltd

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 2018. Those nominated will be forwarded an information form to complete and return by Monday 9th April. Early nomination affords nominees the maximum time to complete the information form to be considered by the judges.

Nomination only from the Heads of Pharmacy

Innovations in Quality & Efficiency Through Technology in Community Pharmacy

Sponsored by: Intersystems

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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 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:
Positive Solutions Ltd, in partnership with Willach UK Ltd, is delighted to be
sponsoring the 2018 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

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. 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 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

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.

Judges:
This year’s judging panel includes:

Craig Hinks
Community Pharmacist & Director, New Inn Pharmacy

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

Adrian Jones
MD, Pharmacist, A Fraser Jones Pharmacy

How To Enter:
If you require an application/nomination form or further information please contact: Bridget McCabe, Tel: 02890 999441 or email: bridget.mccabe@nimedical.info

Deadline For Entry:
The closing deadline for application is Monday 9th April 2018 and entries must be accompanied by a digital photograph, at least 500KB for printing quality.

Student Leadership Award

Sponsored by: The Pharmacists' Defence Association

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The Awards Presentation:
The selected finalists will be announced in Welsh Pharmacy Review and invited with a guest, compliments of The Pharmacist’s Defence Association, to attend the black tie awards ceremony, at the Vale Resort, Vale of 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:
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

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, behavior 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

Judging Panel:
The judging panel, made up of respected members of the pharmacy academia and industry, 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, College of Biomedical and Life Sciences, Cardiff University

Steve Ridd
Welsh Business Development Manager, Lloyds Pharmacy

Mark Kozial 
Chairman, 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 22nd March 2018. Nominees will then be emailed an application form to complete. Early nomination / self-nomination affords the candidate more time to complete information form.

Deadline For Entry:
The closing deadline for completed application is Monday 9th April 2018.

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