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Awards


Young Community Pharmacist of the Year


Entry can be by nomination or by self- entry.


Pharmacists are the focal point of any community and those in their infancy years of the profession can hint at leadership excellence that inspires and develops the potential of others.


The Young Community Pharmacist of the Year Award recognises rising talent and potential amongst those at the beginning of their careers – those individuals who are already demonstrating that they can make a difference to the pharmacy profession, the companies for whom they work and the communities they serve.


The award is a great opportunity to raise your profile within the pharmacy community, helping to accelerate your career as well as gaining recognition and acknowledgement for your skills.


WHO CAN ENTER? This award is open to pharmacists up to age 30 at the time of submission, who are working within any pharmacy where their involvement has been greater than six months.


This award is also open to former Pre-Registration students (who may no longer be at the pharmacy) I.e. Pre-Registration Pharmacist who worked for the pharmacy for a minimum of six months in the year up to 25th September 2015


GENERAL AWARDS CRITERIA • Enthusiasm and commitment to the enhancement of community pharmacy in Northern Ireland


• Exceptional quality above and beyond what is expected


• An ability to overcome challenges in pursuit of goals


• How performance has been measured and benchmarked. How successful was the project?


JUDGES WILL BE LOOKING FOR: • Judges will want to see effective communication skills with both staff and customers


• Demonstration of a commitment to mentoring or other leadership activities


• Operation within their own pharmacy liaising with key staff members and management and developing key communication skills


• A dedication and commitment to furthering the profession into the future


HOW TO ENTER/NOMINATE: To obtain a Nomination or Entry form please contact Shari Wilson on 02890 270 943 or email awards@pharmacyinfocus.co.uk. Nomination & Entry forms are also available online at www.pharmacyinfocus.co.uk


DEADLINE: Please complete all NOMINATION forms and submit by Friday 25th September 2015. Please complete all ENTRY forms and submit no later than Friday 23rd October 2015. All entries are treated in the strictest confidence and the judging panel will have signed confidentiality agreements.


PREVIOUS AWARD WINNER Katharine McGilligan, McGlaughlins Pharmacy, Magherafelt “This is absolutely unbelievable for me, I am over the moon, just


Entry can be by nomination or by self- entry.


This Award strives to recognise pharmacies who have worked collaboratively on a project or in the general workings of the pharmacy and can demonstrate a significant contribution to either patient care, business growth or the local community.


The Pharmacy Team may include, pharmacists, medicines counter assistants, dispensing assistants and technicians, superintendent pharmacists, pharmacy managers and pre-registration trainees.


The winning pharmacy will be able to demonstrate their ability to deliver clear benefits through working together effectively, and efficiently.


WHO CAN ENTER? This category is open to all pharmacies, either independent or chain. Previous Community Pharmacy of the Year Award entrants, including winners, are also welcome to submit an entry. All entries will be judged by an independent panel of experts.


GENERAL AWARDS CRITERIA • Enthusiasm and commitment to the enhancement of community pharmacy in Northern Ireland


• Exceptional quality above and beyond what is expected


• An ability to overcome challenges in pursuit of goals


• How performance has been measured and benchmarked. How successful was the project?


couldn’t be happier and am very, very proud.” Katharine McGilligan, McGlaughlins Pharmacy, Magherafelt COMMUNITY PHARMACY OF THE YEAR SUPPORTED BY


Teva UK Limited fully understands and appreciates that working in the modern day community pharmacy sector is increasingly challenging. It is now, more than ever, a very varied, interesting and exciting role, which requires skilled and dedicated individuals in possession of a wide range of competencies, including business acumen and strong leadership skills. Pharmacies, without doubt, make a significant contribution to healthcare in their local community throughout Northern Ireland and this


role is constantly evolving. In recognition of the important role which pharmacy plays in the healthcare sector, Teva is delighted to be able to once again support the Community Pharmacy of the Year category. We know that pharmacy owners and staff have to consider both patient and business interests in an increasingly challenging healthcare environment. As a leading generics manufacturer, Teva is committed to the industry as a whole and we have the resources to be able to tailor our


JUDGES WILL BE LOOKING FOR: The judges will be looking for those who encourage and support each


offering and provide pharmacy and pharmacists with exactly the kind of support that’s needed to allow community pharmacy in Northern Ireland to continue with the important job of delivering first class healthcare to patients. The team at Teva and I are extremely passionate about our customers in Northern Ireland and we’re confident that we can continue to work with local pharmacy to improve health and make people feel better. Best of luck to those talented individuals and teams that are


Pharmacy In Focus


IMPROVING THE HEALTHCARE OF THE NATION


Community Pharmacy of the Year


other and those who have collectively demonstrated innovation and forward thinking.


Entrants to this category must be able to show that they have used the principles of team working to achieve good practice and demonstrate how they have provided an improved service or performance as a result of multi-disciplinary team working.


• How the pharmacy has demonstrated their ability to deliver clear benefits to patients; and/or staff members through working together efficiently and effectively


• How they have worked together to achieve its objectives over the past twelve months


• Projects that the pharmacy has successfully managed which demonstrate excellence in quality, innovation, productivity and prevention


• A clear display of the principles underpinning their success


HOW TO ENTER/NOMINATE: To obtain a Nomination or Entry form please contact Shari Wilson on 02890 270 943 or email awards@pharmacyinfocus.co.uk. Nomination & Entry forms are also available online at www.pharmacyinfocus.co.uk


DEADLINE: Please complete all NOMINATION forms and submit by Friday 25th September 2015. Please complete all ENTRY forms and submit no later than Friday 23rd October 2015. All entries are treated in the strictest confidence and the judging panel will have signed confidentiality agreements.


nominated or enter the Pharmacy in Focus Awards and we look forward to continued success together.


Colm Magee Sales Director Teva UK Limited


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