A Show of Success

Steer your work into the spotlight, and allow it the recognition it deserves, by getting involved in the Scottish Pharmacy Awards. Entry for the 2019 ceremony is now open!

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 team’s services, we can grant you a public platform before your peers, courtesy of the Scottish Pharmacy Awards.

Plan ahead and plot 6th November in your calendar, as the 2019 ceremony is set to spark the arrival of esteemed guests – spanning all areas of the industry – to the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow, for an evening brimming with celebration, dining, and networking. If you would like to put your work front and centre, and be in with a chance of securing one of the sought-after accolades, the time is now. Simply read on as we overview each of the categories open for entry, and the fuss-free instructions as to how you can apply.

Scottish Pharmacy Awards 2019 Application Forms

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.

Who Can Enter?

Applications are invited from hospital pharmacy teams who can submit work / projects which demonstrate one or more of the following:

  • 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
  • Where savings have been achieved, leading to increased cost-effectiveness by providing best value

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 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:

Evelyn McPhail

Retired Director of Pharmacy, NHS Fife

Sandra Melville

Lead Pharmacist, Oncology & Acute Care, Lorn & Islands Hospital

Alison Wilson

Director of Pharmacy, NHS Borders

Andrea Smith

Lead Pharmacist, NHS Fife

How to Nominate

If you wish to nominate a hospital pharmacy team, or require an application form, please contact Bridget McCabe. Telephone: 02890 999 441 or email: bridget.mccabe@nimedical.info.

Deadline for Nomination

Once nominated, the candidates will be emailed an application form to complete. Early nomination affords the candidate a longer time to complete this form. The closing date for nomination is Monday 2nd September.

Deadline for Entry

The closing date for completed application forms is Monday 9th September. Entries MUST be accompanied by a digital photograph; at least 500KB for printing quality. Judges welcome testimonies from relevant sources.

Sponsored by Ethypharm

The Awards Presentation

The selected finalists will be announced in Scottish Pharmacy Review and invited, with a guest, to attend the black-tie awards ceremony at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow, on Wednesday 6th November 2019. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony and will receive a unique crystal trophy to mark the occasion.

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Innovations in Clinical Development in Cardiology Pharmacy

Clinical pharmacists work as part of the general practice team to resolve day-to-day medicine issues and consult with and treat patients directly. This includes providing extra help to manage long-term conditions, advice for those on multiple medications, and better access to health checks. The role is pivotal to improving the quality of care and ensuring patient safety.

Who Can Enter?

This award category has been designed to encourage clinical GP pharmacists who have developed innovative methods of patient care (in relation to cardiology patients) and can give evidence of having set up the provision of one or more of the following in this medical field:

  • Provision of critical input on medication use and dosing
  • Working with patients to solve problems with their medications and improve adherence
  • Consulting with secondary and / or primary care team members about medication-related issues
  • Assisting with on boarding of new patients by reviewing medications and aligning treatment options
  • Reviewing and providing assistance with patients on multiple medications (polypharmacy) to help to simplify medication regimens Provision of alternative visit care, such as teaming with PCP in group visits and addressing medication questions that are posed by patients via email or telephone enquiries

Judging Panel

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

Judges

This year’s judging panel includes:

Iain Speirits

West Glasgow ACH Cardiology Pharmacist, NHSGG&C

Pernille Sorensen

Teaching Fellow, University of Strathclyde & Honorary Cardiology Specialist Pharmacist, NHSGGC

Joanne Adam

Locality Principal Clinical Pharmacist (Angus)

How to Enter

If you require an application form or would like any further information, please contact Bridget McCab. Email: bridget.mccabe@nimedical.info or telephone: 02890 999 441. Entries MUST be accompanied by a digital photograph; at least 500KB for printing quality. Judges welcome testimonies from relevant sources.

(NB. Please ensure either all patients’ personal information is sought for publication or their details are omitted from view.)

Deadline for Entry

The closing date for entries is Wednesday 11th September 2019.

Sponsored by Daiichi-Sankyo

The Awards Presentation

The three selected finalists will be announced in Scottish Pharmacy Review and invited, with a guest, to attend the black-tie awards ceremony at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow, on Wednesday 6th November 2019. The winner will be announced at the awards
ceremony and will receive a unique crystal trophy to mark the occasion.

Download Application

Innovations in Prescribing, Quality and Efficiency in Scotland

Who Can Enter?

Nominations are invited for medicines management pharmacists / teams who have developed an innovative programme in primary care medicines’ management.

Nominations are invited for projects which show evidence of:

  • Innovations and / or a successful implementation programme for a new therapy or pathway in pharmaceutical care
  • Examples of improvements in prescribing, quality and efficiency
  • How their projects or initiatives have improved inter-professional working

Once we have received all nominations, Scottish Pharmacy Review will contact those nominated to invite them to submit an application form for the judges to consider.

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:

Fiona Thomson

Lead Pharmacist, Argyll & Bute HSCP, NHS Highland

Jill Nowell

Head of the Prescribing Support Unit, Pharmacy, NHS Tayside

Audrey Thompson

Lead Pharmacist Prescribing Services, NHSGGC

Gillian Cook

Advanced Primary Care Pharmacist, Forth Valley

How to Enter

If you require an application / nomination form, or would like any further information, please contact Bridget McCabe. Email: bridget.mccabe@nimedical.info or telephone: 02890 999 441.

Deadline for Nomination

Once nominated, the candidates will be emailed an information form to complete. Early nomination affords the candidate a longer time to complete the information form. The closing date for nomination is Monday 2nd September.

Deadline for Entry

The closing date for entries is Monday 9th September 2019. Entries MUST be accompanied by a digital photograph; at least 500KB for printing quality. Judges welcome testimonies from relevant sources.

Sponsored by Napp Pharmaceuticals Limited

The Awards Presentation

A maximum of five selected finalists will be announced in Scottish Pharmacy Review and invited, with a guest, to attend the black-tie awards ceremony at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow, on Wednesday 6th November 2019. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony and will receive a unique crystal trophy to mark the occasion.

Sponsor Quote

Napp Pharmaceuticals Limited is delighted to sponsor the Innovations in Prescribing, Quality and Efficiency Award in Scotland. The programme has been solely organised by Medical Communications Limited.

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Innovative Use of Technology in Community Pharmacy

Technology is at the heart of pharmacy and Cegedim Rx is delighted to sponsor a platform which acknowledges the excellent projects in this category. Nominations are invited from pharmacists / pharmacy teams who 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 Panel

The judging panel, made-up of respected members of the pharmacy industry, will select a maximum of five 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:

George Romanes

Managing Director, Romanes Pharmacy Group

Sam Reid

Managing Director, Buchanhaven Pharmacy

Philip Galt

Managing Director, Superintendent Pharmacist, Lyndsay & Gilmour Group

Steve Bradley

Group Managing Director, Cegedim UK

How to Enter

If you require an application form, or would like any further information, please contact Bridget McCabe. Email: bridget.mccabe@nimedical.info or telephone: 02890 999 441. Entries MUST be accompanied by a digital photograph; at least 500KB for printing quality. Judges welcome testimonies from relevant sources.

(NB. Please ensure either all patients’ personal information is sought for publication or their details are omitted from view.)

Deadline for Entry

The closing date for entries is Wednesday 11th September 2019.

Sponsored by Cegedim Rx

The Awards Presentation

The selected finalists will be announced in Scottish Pharmacy Review and invited, with a guest, to attend the black-tie awards ceremony at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow, on Wednesday 6th November 2019. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony and will receive a unique crystal trophy to mark the occasion.

Download Application

Management of Substance Misuse in the Community

Substance misuse is unfortunately a growing problem in Scotland and quite often it is the pharmacist who is at the forefront of this patient service. This category is aimed at pharmacists or pharmacies which have developed and successfully adapted to improve the management of their substance misuse services to the patient.

Who Can Enter?

(These points are suggestions only.)

A pharmacy which can:

  • Describe how they have supported the management of patients with substance misuse problems
  • Identify the ways they have improved communication and enhanced patient care
  • Give evidence of how they have engaged with their GP in the provision of services for substance misusers
  • Describe future developments of the pharmaceutical care of these patients

Judging Process

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

This year’s judging panel includes:

Duncan Hill

Specialist Pharmacist in Substance Misuse, NHS Lanarkshire

Carole Hunter

NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Colin Miller

Lead Pharmacist for Substance Misuse Services, NHS Lothian

How to Enter

If you require an application form, or would like any further information, please contact Bridget McCabe. Email: bridget.mccabe@nimedical.info or telephone: 02890 999 441. Entries MUST be accompanied by a digital photograph; at least 500KB for printing quality. Judges welcome testimonies from relevant sources.

(NB. Please ensure either all patients’ personal information is sought for publication or their details are omitted from view.)

Deadline for Entry

The closing date for entries is Wednesday 11th September 2019.

Sponsored by Ethypharm

The Awards Presentation

The selected finalists will be announced in Scottish Pharmacy Review and invited, with a guest, to attend the black-tie awards ceremony at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow, on Wednesday 6th November 2019. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony and will receive a unique crystal trophy to mark the occasion.

Download Application

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

Judging Panel

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

Professor Donald Cairns

Head of School, Pharmacy and Life Sciences, Robert Gordon University

Professor Robin Plevin

Head of Institute, Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Professor Bill Scot OBE

Former Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for the Scottish government

Alima Batchelor

Head of Policy, The Pharmacists’ Defence Association

Deadline for Nominations

Nominations / self-nominations are invited from students and lecturers. The closing date for  nominations is 2pm on Monday 2nd September. Nominees will then be emailed an application form to complete. Early nomination / self-nomination affords the candidate more time to complete all information on the form.

Deadline for Completed Entries

The closing date for entries is 2pm on Monday 9th September 2019. Entries MUST be accompanied by a digital photograph; at least 500KB for printing quality. Testimonies from colleagues, local community groups and allied healthcare sectors are welcome.

Sponsored by The Pharmacists’ Defence Association

The Awards Presentation

A maximum of five selected finalists will be announced in Scottish Pharmacy Review and invited, with a guest, compliments of The Pharmacists’ Defence Association, to attend the black-tie awards ceremony at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow, on Wednesday 6th November 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 pharmacy profession 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 who 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
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Respiratory Project of the Year

Whether they work in community pharmacies or GP surgeries, pharmacists are in a pivotal position to contribute to the overall management of respiratory diseases such as asthma and COPD. Every year, pharmacists fill prescriptions for respiratory medications which remain the principal treatment for the diseases. Being qualified to advise patients on all aspects of their medication, and offer comprehensive reviews of patients’ medicines, ensures that the patient is correctly using the medication prescribed.  Pharmacists have many other opportunities to assist in the management of respiratory diseases and this award is in recognition of the excellent work carried out by pharmacists throughout Scotland.

Who Can Enter?

Are you working to improve the care of your asthma and COPD patients within your GP practice clinic or your community pharmacy, or with a partner organisation? Projects or working models are welcome where the applicants can give evidence of improved outcomes for their patients in helping them to live with, and improve, their wellbeing and management of their disease. We would like submissions from pharmacists who are helping to improve the quality of life for those patients who are living with a respiratory disease. 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 respiratory conditions. Community and GP practice 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 respiratory 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 or COPD
  • 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 process

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

This year’s judging panel includes:

Jane Hall

Principal Pharmacist Pharmacotherapy, NHS Ayrshire & Arran

Stephen McBurney

Associate Director of Pharmacy Primary Care, NHS Lothian

Roisin Kavanagh

Director of Pharmacy, NHS Ayrshire & Arran (Interim)

How to Enter

If you require an application form or would like any further information, please contact Bridget McCabe. Email: bridget.mccabe@nimedical.info or telephone: 02890 999 441. Entries MUST be accompanied by a digital photograph; at least 500KB for printing quality. Judges welcome testimonies from relevant sources.

(NB. Please ensure either all patients’ personal information is sought for publication or their details are omitted from view.)

Deadline for Entry

The closing date for entries is Thursday 12th September 2019.

Sponsored by Teva Respiratory

The Awards Presentation

The selected finalists will be announced in Scottish Pharmacy Review and invited, with a guest, to attend the black-tie awards ceremony at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow, on Wednesday 6th November 2019. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony and will receive a unique crystal trophy to mark the occasion.

Sponsor Quote

Teva Respiratory is committed to being a long-term key partner to NHS organisations where we work together to improve healthcare outcomes for patients with asthma and COPD. Sharing best practice for the benefit of your patients and others in Scotland is the focus of this award and one we are delighted to sponsor.

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Community Pharmacy Practice of the Year

The 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.

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 Panel

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

Judges

This year’s judging panel includes:

Dr John McAnaw

Head of Pharmacy, NHS 24

Gordon Winter

Head of Institute, Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Graeme Bryson

Director of Pharmacy, Dumfries and Galloway

How to Enter

If you require an application form or would like any further information, please contact Bridget McCabe. Email: bridget.mccabe@nimedical.info or telephone: 02890 999 441. Entries MUST be accompanied by a digital photograph; at least 500KB for printing quality. Judges welcome testimonies from relevant sources.

(NB. Please ensure either all patients’ personal information is sought for publication or their details are omitted from view.)

Deadline for Entry

The closing date for entries is Thursday 12th September 2019.

The Awards Presentation

The selected finalists will be announced in Scottish Pharmacy Review and invited, with a guest, to attend the black-tie awards ceremony at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow, on Wednesday 6th November 2019. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony and will receive a unique crystal trophy to mark the occasion.

Download Application

Delivery of Pharmaceutical Care

The Delivery of Pharmaceutical Care Award has been introduced to acknowledge pharmacy staff working within independent or multiple pharmacy sectors or practice pharmacists in a GP setting in order to improve the wellbeing of their patients. The aim is to offer NHS pharmacists and registered pharmacy technicians continuing education which is relevant, up-to-date and high in quality to help enhance knowledge and skills for delivering pharmaceutical care services.

Who Can Enter?

Any community pharmacy team / GP practice pharmacist who has taken steps to further improve the pharmaceutical care of their patients within the past 12 months is eligible to enter.

Examples would include a pharmacist / pharmacy practice team who has been involved in innovative ways of working to:

  • Improve patients’ understanding of their medication and medical condition
  • Undertake a review of the use of medicines and, in particular, aspects relating to the effectiveness of and safety of medicines
  • Empower pharmacy staff to be more involved in patient care regarding areas such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes or respiratory conditions.
  • Redesign pharmacy work flow to enable the pharmacy team to spend more time with their patients
  • Develop effective inter-professional teamwork and communication with other healthcare professionals or social services

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.

Allan Gordon (TBC)

Managing Director, Davidsons Chemist

Bernadette Brown

Pharmacy Practitioner and Managing Director, Cadham Pharmacy

Professor Scott Bryson

Visiting Professor in Pharmacy Practice, Strathclyde University

How to Enter

If you require an application form, or would like any further information, please contact Bridget McCabe. Email: bridget.mccabe@nimedical.info or telephone: 02890 999 441. Entries MUST be accompanied by a digital photograph; at least 500KB for printing quality. Judges welcome testimonies from relevant sources.

(NB. Please ensure either all patients’ personal information is sought for publication or their details are omitted from view.)

Deadline for Entry

The closing date for entries is Thursday 12th September 2019.

Sponsored by Scothealthcare.com

The Awards Presentation

The selected finalists will be announced in Scottish Pharmacy Review and invited, with a guest, to attend the black-tie awards ceremony at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow, on Wednesday 6th November 2019. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony and will receive a unique crystal trophy to mark the occasion.

Download Application

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