CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES, COME ON!
From superbly innovative projects to state of the art technological advances, the awards show exactly what community pharmacy is not only capable of, but is currently providing on a daily basis to its local communities.
The event which was held on Saturday 27 January, at Titanic Belfast, hosted by world’s longest serving breakfast anchor-man, Eamonn Holmes. More than 500 industry professionals were not only blown away by the fantastic setting, but by the achievements of community pharmacists across the province.
The UCA President’s Ball and Pharmacy in Focus Awards attracted some of the sector’s most influential figures, including John Clark, Chairman of CPNI, Ian Strachan Chair of National Pharmacy Association and Cliff McElhinney the Ulster Chemists’ Association, President.
Thanks must go to the award partner Numark and also to category sponsors McLernon Computers, Water Wipes, GSK Consumer Healthcare, EMIS Health, KISS Cosmetics, PCM Associates, Alliance Healthcare, Sangers AAH, Teva UK, Accord Healthcare and National Pharmacy Association. Associated sponsorship was also provided by Fujifilm, Cambrian Alliance and Active Iron. We would like to convey our appreciation for your ongoing support.
Major thanks are also due to the prestigious judging panel, who went above and beyond the call of duty in choosing the night’s winners.
The evening kicked off with a presentation from UCA President Cliff McElhinney, followed by a presentation from Jeremy Meader, Managing Director, Numark.
Congratulations to all our Pharmacy in Focus Award Winners…
EHEALTH AND INNOVATION IN PHARMACY PRACTICE
Supported by McLernon Computers
PHARMACY TEAM MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Supported by Water Wipes
Bernie Watt, Boots
YOUNG COMMUNITY PHARMACIST
Supported by PCM Associates
ENTERPRISE WITHIN PHARMACY
Supported by Alliance Healthcare
Primarycare and Community Together
PHARMACY OF THE YEAR
Supported by Sangers AAH
COMMUNITY PHARMACY SERVICE INITIATIVE
Supported by Accord Healthcare
Bronagh Ward, Castle Healthcare
Supported by NPA
Rebecca Adair, Medicare
PHARMACIST OF THE YEAR
Supported by Teva UK
Anna McLaughlin, Medicare
CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARDS 1-3 PHARMACIES
Supported by KISS Cosmetics
CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARDS 4+ PHARMACIES
Supported by KISS Cosmetics
Supported by GSK Consumer Healthcare
Peter Wright and Paul McDonagh
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO PHARMACY
Supported by EMIS Health
Sheelin McKeagney FPS
Sheelin McKeagney was presented with the special accolade of Outstanding Contribution to Pharmacy
Needless to say, the modest Co. Armagh man was completely taken aback at receiving this prestigious accolade.
‘To be honest,’ he said, ‘I’m completely flabbergasted by this. I certainly wasn’t expecting to hear my name called and am extremely proud and pleased. I’m particularly proud because, during the awards ceremony, I had looked around the room and realised I was among so many superb professionals, who give so much to their local communities. To be standing before them, receiving this accolade, has made me even more proud of both my pharmacy colleagues and my profession.’