2019 Scottish Pharmacy Awards Winners Take to the Stage

The pinnacle of the sector’s talent and success recently dazzled during the presentation of the 2019 Scottish Pharmacy Awards.

This year’s ceremony – steered by host, Shereen Nanjiani – attracted an audience of 300-plus pharmacy representatives to the Crowne Plaza in Glasgow.

As a benchmark of industry brilliance, the annual event invites entries from across the wide spectrum of pharmacy, with this year’s categories ranging from Student Leadership, and Hospital Pharmacy Team of the Year, to Management of Substance Misuse in the Community, and Community Pharmacy Practice of the Year. The applicants were whittled down by an esteemed panel of judges, and the victors were revealed on the night.

Rounding off the celebrations, which also encompassed dining and networking opportunities galore, was the declaration of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. The 2019 title was granted to a recently-retired Evelyn McPhail in acknowledgement of her inspirational commitment to the field as Director of Pharmacy at NHS Fife.

Throughout the evening, donations were kindly contributed by guests to the 2019 nominated charity – the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH). Around since 1923, SAMH work in over 60 communities with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, and more. This assistance – together with their national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living – informs their policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.

The Scottish Pharmacy Awards is masterminded by publishing specialists Medical Communications – responsible for UK-wide healthcare and pharmacy magazines, websites, and digital newsletters.

2019 Winners

The Care at Home Pharmacy Technician Service, NHS Ayrshire & Arran

The Lauriston and Chalmers Pharmacy Team, NHS Lothian

Anthony McDavitt and Team, Gilbert Bain Hospital, NHS Shetland
(joint winners) The Community Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Service Team, NHS Ayrshire & Arran, and Amy Robinson and The Wigtownshire Prescribing Support Team, NHS Dumfries & Galloway
Mark Grehan, Rowlands Pharmacy, Springburn Way, Glasgow
Bernadette Colford and Team, Cadham Pharmacy Health Centre, Glenrothes
Libby Kennedy, Newcastleton Medical Practice, NHS Borders
Alison Hair, Parkhead Health Centre Pharmacy, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
Evelyn McPhail, former Director of Pharmacy, NHS Fife

Scottish Pharmacy Awards 2019 Winners

Delivery of Pharmaceutical Care Award winner, The Care at Home Pharmacy Technician Service (NHS Ayrshire & Arran), with Chris Flannagan, Medical Communications, and Noel Wicks, Right Medicine Pharmacy Group

Student Leadership Award winner, Erin Gilmour, Robert Gordon University, with Paul Flynn, The Pharmacists’ Defence Association, Boots Scotland, Alima Batchelor, The Pharmacists’ Defence Association, and Cheryl Smith, The Pharmacists’ Defence Association

Innovative Use of Technology in Community Pharmacy Award winner, Noel Wicks and Team, Right Medicine Pharmacy Group, with Adam Dennett, Cegedim Rx, and George Romanes, Romanes Pharmacy

Hospital Pharmacy Team of the Year Award winner, The Lauriston and Chalmers Pharmacy Team (NHS Lothian), with Paul Concannon, Ethypharm UK, and Alison Wilson, Director of Pharmacy (NHS Borders)

Innovations in Prescribing, Quality and Efficiency in Scotland Award joint winner, The Community Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Service Team (NHS Ayrshire & Arran), with Christine Allan, Napp Pharmaceuticals Limited, and Fiona Thomson, Lead Pharmacist (NHS Highland)

Innovations in Prescribing, Quality and Efficiency in Scotland Award joint winner, Amy Robinson and The Wigtownshire Prescribing Support Team (NHS Dumfries & Galloway), with Christine Allan, Napp Pharmaceuticals Limited, and Fiona Thomson, Lead Pharmacist (NHS Highland)

Respiratory Project of the Year Award winner, Libby Kennedy, Newcastleton Medical Practice (NHS Borders), with James Dale, Teva UK Respiratory, and Roisin Kavanagh, Director of Pharmacy (NHS Ayrshire & Arran)

Community Pharmacist of the Year (Independent) Award winner, Alison Hair, Parkhead Health Centre Pharmacy (NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde), with Nathan Wiltshire, Cambrian Alliance Group, and David Thomson, Lead Pharmacist, Community Pharmacy Development and Governance (NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde)

Innovations in Clinical Development in Cardiology Pharmacy Award winner, Anthony McDavitt and Team, Gilbert Bain Hospital (NHS Shetland), with Joanne Jervis, Daiichi-Sankyo, and Iain Speirits, West Glasgow ACH Cardiology Pharmacist

Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Evelyn McPhail, former Director of Pharmacy (NHS Fife), with Rose Marie Parr, Chief Pharmaceutical Officer in Scotland, and Bridget McCabe, Managing Director, Medical Communications

Management of Substance Misuse in the Community Award winner, Mark Grehan, Rowlands Pharmacy, Springburn Way, Glasgow, with Ken Sutherland, Ethypharm UK, and Duncan Hill, Specialist Pharmacist in Substance Misuse (NHS Lanarkshire)

Community Pharmacy Practice of the Year Award winner, Bernadette Colford and Team, Cadham Pharmacy Health Centre, Glenrothes, with Rachel Wright, Kent Pharmaceuticals, Ian McWilliams, Kent Pharmaceuticals, and Dr John McAnaw, Head of Pharmacy, NHS 24

Zara Vafael, Grahem Carswell and Anahita Shiran

The Ogg & Co Pharmacy team

The Napp Pharmaceuticals team

The Kent Pharma team

The Cegedim Rx team

The Cadham Pharmacy team

The Bannerman’s Pharmacy team

Stephen McBurney, Laura Fraser, David Coulson and Diane Robertson

Scottish Pharmacy Awards 2019 Room

Robin Hogarth and Scott Bryson

Lynsey Hyslop, Amy Paxton, Shirley Panter, Nicola Lyons, Amy Robinson and Kirseteen Graham

Libby Kennedy and Elaine Hancock

Laura Wilson and Pernille Sorensen

Kirstie Hale and Lynne Davidson

Audrey and John McAanaw, and Kenny and Julie Halliday

Anne Boyter, Donald Cairns and Marion and George Romanes

Alison and Ian Wilson

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