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
- Where applicable, 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
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:
Principal Pharmacist Pharmacotherapy, NHS Ayrshire & Arran
Associate Director of Pharmacy, (Primary and Community Care, Mental Health & Associated Services), NHS Lothian
Director of Pharmacy, NHS Ayrshire & Arran
Prescribing Support Pharmacist, South Glasgow HSCP
How to Enter
If you require an application / nomination form, or would like any further information, contact Bridget McCabe. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 02890 999 441.
Deadline for Entry
The closing date for completed entries is Monday 21st September 2020. 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.
(NB. Please ensure either all patients’ personal information is sought for publication or their details are omitted from view.)