The Above and Beyond Award is a chance to celebrate the stories of pharmacists, pharmacy staff and teams who have gone the extra mile for patients and the community pharmacy sector. You may have braved arctic conditions to deliver medicines to housebound patients, looked after an elderly patient’s dog while they were in hospital, or provided lifesaving care when a customer collapsed in your pharmacy. Whatever your story – C+D wants to hear from you.
Unlike other C+D Awards, this isn’t about assessing an individual’s career or an entire project. Instead, this is about one specific event which allowed you, your team or a colleague to shine.
WHO CAN ENTER?
Any pharmacist, pharmacy staff member or pharmacy team who has a story they think stands out from August 2021 to August 2022. While this category is about a single experience that occurred, it’s fine to provide some background context, and also explain the consequences of your story. For example, if your tale of going ‘above and beyond’ involved making a patient intervention, you may want to provide some background about how you know the patient, as well as how the patient is doing now. But if you find yourself writing about your or your team’s achievements more generally, then stop – you should be entering one of the other 12 C+D Awards categories instead.
The category has been split into two this year, so if you are entering on behalf of yourself or a single colleague, please select the Above and Beyond Individual category on the entry form. For those entering on behalf of a group of pharmacy professionals, please select the Above and Beyond Team category on the entry form.
As this category is designed to celebrate the stories of pharmacy professionals and teams who don’t feel they can enter one of the other 12 awards categories, please don’t submit a story if you have already included it as part of an entry for another C+D Award this year.
If the story you want to submit involves a colleague rather than yourself, it’s fine for you to enter on their behalf. However, you must ensure you have checked all the facts with them, and be aware that they will receive the complimentary ticket to the awards ceremony if they make the shortlist.
For entry help and advice, head to our Hints and Tips page.