The annual celebration – which took place at Hilton Glasgow Hotel, William Street – yields its positive impact on the pharmaceutical industry by recognising the exceptional workers among us and springing their accomplishments into the spotlight.
This year Rachel McTavish took on presenting duties and effortlessly commanded a ballroom abuzz with 350-plus guests, made up of pharmacy students, esteemed service leaders, and representatives spanning the different health boards.
There were 11 accolades in total distributed throughout the evening – with the varied categories ranging from Respiratory Project of the Year, and Community Pharmacist of the Year Independent, to Advances in Travel Health and Vaccine Services in Community Pharmacy, and Innovations in Clinical Development in Cardiology Pharmacy. The Special Recognition Award was also presented to a stunned – and incredibly worthy – Chris Nicolson in honour of his persistent pusuit of the enhancement of patient care as Director of Pharmacy for NHS Shetland and NHS Orkney.
Funds were raised on the evening for the 2018 nominated charity, Pharmacist Support, which works for pharmacists and their families, as well as former pharmacists and pharmacy students, to provide help and guidance in times of need.
The Scottish Pharmacy Awards is masterminded by publishing specialists MEDCOM – responsible for UK-wide healthcare and pharmacy magazines, websites, and digital newsletters.