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The Above and Beyond Award

November 19, 2021 InterContinental London - The O2

9 Adil Bhaloda, Harwood Pharmacy


The pharmacist and community police officer who supported a vulnerable patient


Health centre pharmacist and special constable Adil Bhaloda works around the clock to serve his community, exemplified by when he assisted a man who had gone missing.

While on patrol as a special constable, Adil was alerted to a man at high risk of harm who had gone missing overnight. Realising the man was one of his patients at the health centre he works at, Adil sprang into action.

The team quickly managed to find the man, but by this point he was suffering from hypothermia. Seeing a friendly face in Adil, the man was receptive to receiving help. Adil was also able to help paramedics who attended the scene by providing them with the man’s medical history.

“It was a very rewarding and satisfying outcome on this day and made me realise why I took this role in the first place,” says Adil. “This patient is still at my health centre and it is good to see that his health is getting better, and he is still being provided with the right support.”