2021 WELSH PHARMACY AWARDS TITLE-HOLDERS REVEALED

The Welsh Pharmacy Awards ceremony recently returned – with the evening pulsating with more poignancy and importance than ever before.


Following the transition of last year’s event online in response to COVID-19 restrictions, Wales’ pharmacists were once again able to come together in-person and be publicly recognised for their excellence throughout the last 18 months and beyond. The Vale Resort, Glamorgan, was the venue of choice for the 2021 ceremony, with esteemed presenter Andrea Byrne taking the helm as host and commanding the 250-plus audience which encompassed a mix of the sector’s professionals, students, and key industry representatives. Over the course of the evening, the title-holders of the 11 competitive categories were announced, including Business Development of the Year and Independent Community Pharmacist of the Year. Rounding off the proceedings was the announcement of the 2021 Special Recognition Award honouree – which, for the first time, was dedicated to the entire Welsh pharmacy community in tribute to their collaborative efforts, commitment and resilience in the face of unprecedented COVID-19 pressures. Throughout the evening, funds were also raised for this year’s nominated charity, Pharmacist Support.

All the winners will be featured in the forthcoming edition of Welsh Pharmacy Review, while the exclusive pictures can now be viewed below.

Winners


Chris Feliciello collecting the Excellence in Delivering Self-Care Agenda in Community Pharmacy Award on behalf of its winner, Mike Wallington, Boots, Sanatorium Road, with Chris Flannagan, Kyron Media, and Linda Jones, Murch Pharmacy

Hospital Pharmacy Team of the Year Award winner, The Acute Surgery and Orthopaedic Trauma Pharmacy Team, Morriston Hospital, with Paul Concannon, Ethypharm UK

Pharmacy Student Leadership Award winner, Caitríona O’Driscoll, Cardiff University, with Alison Jones, The Pharmacists’ Defence Association, and Professor Andrew Morris, Swansea University

Innovative Technology Project of the Year Award winner, Insync Pharmacy and Vudu Technologies, with Kenny Lawton, Cegedim Healthcare Solutions, and Jonathan Power, Avicenna

Innovations in Service Delivery in Community Pharmacy (Independent) Award winner, The Medihub Pharmacy Team, Pontarddulais, with Jeremy Meader, Numark, and Elen Jones, Director for Wales, Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Patient Safety Development in Secondary Care Award winner, Gareth Tyrrell, CPTS, Newport, with Alan Mutton and Gareth Bate, CareFlow Medicines Management

Independent Community Pharmacy Practice of the Year Award winner, The Neath Pharmacy Team, Orchard Street, with Elen Jones, Director for Wales, Royal Pharmaceutical Society, and Nathan Wiltshire, Cambrian Alliance Group

Suzanne Scott-Thomas, Royal Pharmaceutical Society Welsh Pharmacy Board Chair, and Ken Sutherland, Ethypharm UK, collecting on behalf of Managing Substance Dependency in the Community Award winner Jack Lewis, Sunnybank Health Centre, Blackwood

GP Practice Pharmacy Team of the Year Award winner, The Pharmacy Team, Furnace House Surgery, Carmarthen, with Elen Searle, New Directions Pharmacy, and Kate Spittle, GP Practice Pharmacist Trainer / Consultant

 Ashley Cowen, AAH Pharmaceuticals, and Mo Nazemi, Evans Pharmacy collecting the Business Development of the Year Award on behalf of its winner, The Bargoed Pharmacy Team, Under Cardiff Road, Bargoed

Independent Community Pharmacist of the Year Award winner, Jonathan Smith, Mayberry Pharmacy, Newport, with Paul Insley, Bestway Medhub, and Raj Aggarwal, the Aggarwal Group

Mark Griffiths, Community Pharmacy Wales, collecting the Special Recognition Award on behalf of its winner, the Welsh pharmacy community in tribute to their COVID-19 contributions, with Nathan Wiltshire, Cambrian Alliance Group

Business Development of the Year

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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.

Pharmacy Student Leadership

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Hospital Pharmacy Team of the Year

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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.

Management of Substance Dependency in the Community

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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.

Innovations in Service Delivery in Community Pharmacy (Independent)

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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.

Independent Community Pharmacist of the Year

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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 themselves or 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

Innovative Technology Project of the Year

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Technology is at the heart of pharmacy and this award aims to acknowledge the excellent projects in this category, recognising exceptional quality of service and innovation through the use of technology. This award is open to pharmacy teams who have implemented initiatives to improve patient care and inter-professional working through the introduction of innovative technology

Excellence in Delivering Self-Care Agenda in Community Pharmacy

Sponsored by Johnson & Johnson

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.

Independent Community Pharmacy Practice of the Year

Sponsored by Cambrian Alliance Group

The Independent Community 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.

Patient Safety Development in Secondary Care

Sponsored by WellSky

Patient safety is a crucial consideration for secondary care pharmacy teams. The aim of this award is to recognise an innovative approach to optimising processes and improving patient outcomes. This award is open to teams whose passion for patient care delivers measurable benefits to both healthcare professionals and patients.

GP Practice Pharmacy Team of the Year

Sponsored by New Directions Pharmacy

New Directions Pharmacy is delighted to sponsor this award in recognising the incredible work and commitment of the GP Practice Pharmacy teams who have worked tirelessly throughout the past 12 months. In what has been extremely challenging and highly pressurised circumstances, teams across Wales have gone above and beyond to ensure patient care has remained at the highest level.

Venue location

The Vale Resort, Glamorgan, Cardiff, Wales


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