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.