Finalists announced for 2019 Independent Pharmacy Awards

Last year's Independent Pharmacy Awards winners.

The final shortlist for this year’s Independent Pharmacy Awards has been announced.

Some of the most accomplished community pharmacists in the UK entered the awards, which will be held at the House of Commons on October 18, and the judges whittled down the list to the final three per category after an intense debate.

Independent Community Pharmacist editor Neil Trainis said: “We had some inspiring independent pharmacists enter the awards this year and it was difficult to decide on the final shortlist. I would like to thanks the judges for taking the time to debate the shortlisted entries."

The judges included Rose Marie Parr, the chief pharmaceutical officer for Scotland, Jignesh Patel, a community pharmacist based in east London, James Tibbs, a community pharmacist based in Southampton, Patrick Grice, the contributing editor of Independent Community Pharmacist and Neil Trainis, the editor of Independent Community Pharmacist.

The finalists in each category are;


Independent Pharmacist of the Year

Faheem Ahmed, Ahmeys Pharmacy, Oxford

Michelle Claridge, Aqua Pharmacy, Ipswich

Ade Williams, Bedminster Pharmacy, Bristol


Pharmacy Health Champion

Milton Kent Nuako Owusu, Fieldway Pharmacy, south London

Beverley Wright, Mill Pharmacy, Suffolk

Tracey Kyle, New Life Pharmacy, Glasgow


Pharmacy Team of the Year

Lindsey Fairbrother, Good Life Pharmacy Ltd, Derby

Soenaid Anderson, KBT Pharmacy, Kirkcudbright, Scotland

Gemma McCartan, McCartan’s Pharmacy, Newry, Northern Ireland


Key Staff Member

Sandra Faria Pestana, Croasdales Pharmacy, Suffolk

Lisa Archer, Fields Pharmacy, Brighton

Milton Kent Nuako Owusu, Fieldway Pharmacy, south London


Independent Pharmacy Innovation Award

Ade Williams, Bedminster Pharmacy, Bristol

Simon Noott, N-Pharma Ltd, Haverfordwest, Wales

Shaheen Bhatia, P&S Chemist, east London


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