The sector’s achievements were recently driven to the frontlines as the Welsh Pharmacy Awards honoured this year’s title-holders. Since its inception, the awards ceremony has rewarded an array of the most innovative initiatives and hardworking teams across the pharmaceutical industry – and 2019 has been no exception.
The prestigious event attracted 300-plus guests to the Vale Resort, Glamorgan – from leaders to learners; newcomers to staple caregivers – to pay tribute to this year’s success stories. Host for the evening, Journalist and Presenter, Sian Lloyd, along with the esteemed sponsors and judges, led the reveal of the recipients in the 10 categories, which ranged from Hospital Pharmacy Team of the Year, and Medicines Counter Staff Training, to Innovations in Quality and Efficiency through Technology in Community Pharmacy.
Rounding off the evening, the Special Recognition Award was presented to a stunned Suzanne Scott-Thomas in light of her years of contribution to Welsh pharmacy; particularly as Clinical Director and Head of Medicines Management at Cwm Taf University Health Board, and Director for Wales, Royal Pharmaceutical Society. The Welsh Pharmacy Awards also coincided with the 2019 Welsh Pharmacy Conference which took place that afternoon in association with The Pharmacists’ Defence Association, and which featured Vaughan Gething, the Minister for Health and Social Services, among its speakers. All the winners and their stories of success will be featured in the forthcoming edition of Welsh Pharmacy Review – along with a recap of the 2019 Welsh Pharmacy Conference