Independent Pharmacy Awards 2018

Entry is now open for this year’s Independent Pharmacy Awards. We’re looking for the brightest and best people from independent pharmacies across the UK. Winners will be celebrated at a special VIP Awards Luncheon at the House of Commons on 19 October 2018.

Now in their 10th year, the Independent Pharmacy Awards are the only awards supporting and celebrating excellence in independent community pharmacy. They’re about putting the spotlight on best practice and sharing it, which is critical for all businesses to help them to develop and to continue to innovate in these challenging times.

Judged by a panel of industry experts*, the 2018 categories are:

Independent Pharmacist of the Year
- sponsored by Numark

This self-nomination category is open to pharmacists who own their own business, or who work for an independent pharmacy​.

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ENTRY CRITERIA – INDEPENDENT PHARMACIST OF THE YEAR

• An individual who has created a clear, ambitious and well-reasoned vision for his or her pharmacy – one which is demonstrably patient-focused

• An individual whose work is consistently informed by best practice

• Evidence that the performance of the pharmacy has improved as a direct result of the actions of the nominee

• An individual who has clearly and directly influenced the behaviour of the pharmacy team.

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Pharmacy Health Champion of the Year
- sponsored by Johnson & Johnson

This is open to pharmacy technicians, dispensing assistants and medicines counter assistants who have qualified as a health champion. They must work for an independent pharmacy business​.

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ENTRY CRITERIA – HEALTH CHAMPION OF THE YEAR

• An individual who has created a clear, ambitious and well-reasoned wellbeing vision for his or her pharmacy

• Examples of how the health champion has delivered wellbeing initiaitves in the pharmacy and/or local community

• Evidence that the health champion has directly contributed to the delivery of consistently high quality care.

• Evidence of how the health champion has involved others in the pharmacy team in delivering well being services.

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Pharmacy Innovation of the Year
- sponsored by Cegedim Rx

This is to recognise a new service or business stream developed since January 2017 and that has made a demonstrably positive contribution to the business.

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ENTRY CRITERIA – PHARMACY INNOVATION

• A clear rationale for the innovation

Evidence of a business plan and budget

• Evidence the innovation has led to improved patient care, improved experience, improved outcomes and/or improved value for money.

• Clear evidence the work is potentially replicable in other pharmacy settings.

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Pharmacy Team of the Year
- sponsored by Sanofi

This is open to teams of between 3-10 people, working together in one pharmacy.

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ENTRY CRITERIA – PHARMACY TEAM OF THE YEAR

• A clear rationale for specific team initiative(s)

An explanation of how the initiative(s) were delivered (business plan, budget)

• Evidence that the team has improved/developed

• Evidence that the team performance has led to improved patient care and/or an improved in-pharmacy experience.

• Clear evidence of the impact the team has had on business turnover and profits.

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Pharmacy Customer Care Award

This is open to a member of the pharmacy team (not a pharmacist or pharmacy manager) who brings something extra to the customer care aspect of the business.

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ENTRY CRITERIA – CUSTOMER CARE

• A clear explanation of how the nominee/staff member has successfully placed customer care at the forefront of their pharmacy

• The details and rationale for any specific initiatives developed by the nominee for customer care

• Evidence of the effectiveness of the nominee’s customer care

• Evidence that the nominee’s approach to customer care has spread throughout the pharmacy.

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There will also be a Pharmacy Special Award, sponsored by Sigma, awarded to one of the winners at the celebratory luncheon, who will receive two full conference delegate passes (including flights and accommodation) to the Sigma Conference in February 2019.

Share the stories of your successes and great teamwork, and help share best practice.

Enter today!

CLOSING DATE: 24 JULY 2018

* The Awards will be judged by a panel of industry experts comprising Robbie Turner, director of England, Royal Pharmaceutical Society; Lesley Johnson, director of learning and development at CIG Healthcare; Nitin Sodha, NPA chair and managing director of Knights Pharmacy; Patrick Grice, contributing editor, Independent Community Pharmacist and Liz Jones, editor, Independent Community Pharmacist.



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