This unique award is a chance to celebrate the individual stories of pharmacists and pharmacy staff going ‘above and beyond’ for their patients, their team, and for the sector.
C+D readers have until Monday, August 24 to view the nine shortlisted entries and vote for their favourite. The winner will be announced at the C+D Awards in London on December 14.
The pharmacist who delivered medicine during a crisis
Jane Boothman went above and beyond when she ensured patients received their medicines as the danger of a flood loomed over a town.
On the afternoon of August 1, 2019, thousands of residents in Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire were evacuated when a nearby reservoir threatened to collapse after heavy rainfall.
The evacuees gathered in the town of Chapel-en-le-Frith a few miles away, where Jane manages a Peak Pharmacy branch. Many patients had left their medicines behind.
Despite exceptionally difficult circumstances in which road closures hampered deliveries of medications, Jane and her team worked tirelessly to get patients their prescriptions and provide advice and reassurance.
“Jane was on call right from the start for any emergencies,” says Alison Crompton, superintendent pharmacist of Peak Pharmacy’s parent company PCT Healthcare. “She found it challenging but found skills, strengths and resourcefulness she never knew she had.”