2019 Welsh Pharmacy Awards


Boundless in enthusiasm, undeterred in the face of difficulty, and persistent in the implementation of the very best patient care – these are only a few of the qualities which shape the members of our pharmacy sector. While we can’t fully summarise the excellence of your services, we can grant you a public platform before your peers, courtesy of the Welsh Pharmacy Awards.

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A fantastic evening in Cardiff, enjoyed by all.

View our award winners here.

The recent 2018 Welsh Pharmacy Awards may not have played host to summer’s beaming sun, but it certainly shone a light on the scorching talent which the sector has to offer.

This year’s festivities – which drew a 300-plus crowd of pharmacy stalwarts and spear-headers – took place within the Vale Resort, Glamorgan, and were overseen by host, Amanda Protheroe-Thomas, who delivered her signature combination of wit and charm.

The annual event honours the pharmaceutical sector’s emerging talent, as well as the steadfast service delivered by the workers year after year. However, the 2018 ceremony was underscored with extra poignancy due to it marking its 10th outing.
In order to continuously meet the complexity of the industry, the categories available for entry ranged from Innovation in Service Delivery in Community Pharmacy Independent, and Hospital Pharmacy Team of the Year, to the Student Leadership Award. And, excitingly, a new title was introduced for 2018 – the Collaborative Working Award (Independent Pharmacy).

During a standout moment, an astounded Mark Griffith, Chair of Community Pharmacy Wales, was presented with the Special Recognition Award.

Money was raised on the night for this year’s nominated charity, Welsh Hearts Charity, which works in partnership with The Welsh Ambulance Service to increase access to defibrillators, as well as offer free CPR training to communities all over Wales.

The Welsh Pharmacy Awards is masterminded by publishing specialists MEDCOM – responsible for UK-wide healthcare and pharmacy magazines, websites, and digital alerts.

Vikki Richards Green and Jacqui Reynolds (Napp Pharmaceuticals Limited)
Thomas Roper, Roopa Arora, and Jon Holt (Accord UK Limited)
The LloydsPharmacy team
Sarah Goman, Susan Edwards, and Sophie Harding (Velindre Cancer Centre)
Rebecca and Gareth Payne (Royal College of General Practitioners)
Rachel Hopkins, Helen Lewis, and Alima Batchelor (the Pharmacists' Defence Association)
Paul Concannon and Ken Sutherland (Martindale Pharma)
Nick Sullivan, Satish Narang, and Steve Simmonds (National Pharmacy Association)
Meg Stone, Jake Groves, Kalika Puri, and Reeya Patani (Cardiff University)
Matt Smith and Mark Gumbleton (Welsh School of Pharmacy)
Laura Bennett and Rhian Hendry LloydsPharmacy
Eurig Jenkins Kerry Crompton (University Hospital of Wales)
Elen Jones (Royal Pharmaceutical Society), Paul Gimson (1,000 Lives Improvement), and Darrell Baker (Cardiff and Vale University Health Board)
Donna Walker and Claire Enticott (Welsh Hearts Charity)
Chris Flannagan (Medical Communications) and Rachel Wright (Flynn Pharma)
Brian Andrews and Kate Rogers (Teva UK)
Ailsa and Martin Walters (The Mount Surgery)
10. Adrian Maginnis (Medical Communications), Paul Concannon (Martindale Pharma), Karen Saunders (Martindale Pharma), Vikki Howard (Martindale Pharma), and Phil Parry (Martindale Pharma)

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