This is the second year that the awards have been held, and they will be given to up to six pharmacists from England, Scotland and Wales who have shown:
Innovative practice that has improved the use of medicines.
Significant improvements in the quality of prescribing, dispensing or administration of medicines.
Service developments that ensure patient access to high quality care and medicines.
“The inaugural ABPI Pharmacy Awards, earlier this year, were a great success,” said Martin Anderson, Director of Commercial Affairs at the ABPI. “The quality of the applications received was reflected in the excellent work of the winners, who presented their work at a meeting at this year’s British Pharmaceutical Conference.”
The awards take the form of sponsored attendance at the British Pharmaceutical Conference in 2006. They will be judged by a panel of senior NHS professionals and the ABPI, with the winners being announced in June. Applications can be received from any practising pharmacist.
Application forms can be obtained from the ABPI, 12 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2DY. Details of last year’s winning entries can also be found on the ABPI website.
For further information, please contact: ABPI Press Office 020 7747 1410