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C+D Awards 2020 goes digital for the first time with November 26 date

The winners at the C+D Awards 2019, which was held at the InterContinental O2 Hotel London
The winners at the C+D Awards 2019, which was held at the InterContinental O2 Hotel London

The C+D Awards 2020 will this year be held as an online ceremony taking place on Thursday, November 26, C+D can announce today.

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the need to help prevent the spread of the virus and keep guests safe, C+D has made the decision to transform this year’s C+D Awards into a digital event.

The first digital ceremony in the C+D Awards’ 13-year history, the event remains as focused as ever on celebrating the achievements and contributions of community pharmacy and its dedicated teams.

The awards will be held on the recently launched C+D Community at 7pm on Thursday, November 26 and will be hosted by celebrated comedian Stephan Mangan.

A one-hour event, the ceremony will highlight and celebrate the accomplishments of the finalists across the 16 categories in this year’s awards, including 2020’s two new COVID Hero categories, and will be free-of-charge to attend.

Aiming to capture the entertaining and celebratory aspect of the physical awards, the C+D Awards 2020 will encourage engagement and participation from its virtual audience, with further details on how you can get involved to follow.

“Pharmacy's biggest night in"

C+D editor Beth Kennedy said: "COVID-19 has made this one of the most difficult years in memory, but pharmacy teams from all around the UK have stepped up to the challenge in immeasurable ways. That's why we at C+D are determined to make this year's awards the biggest and best yet.

"So join us on November 26 as we celebrate pharmacy's biggest night in at the C+D Awards 2020."

To register for this year’s awards, ensure you receive the link to join the event on the night and that you are kept up to date with instructions for the ceremony – click HERE.

This year, the C+D Awards include two new categories: The COVID HERO – Outstanding Team Award and COVID HERO – Outstanding Individual Award.

Created to acknowledge the commitment and hard work displayed by community pharmacy staff members across the country during COVID-19 and the additional challenges the pandemic created for the sector, the COVID HERO categories remain open for entries until Friday, October 30.

If you know that you have gone the extra mile for your patients and your local community during the pandemic – or would like to put forward an individual or team that has – click HERE to submit an entry.

Once entries have closed, C+D readers will have the opportunity to vote for the individual and team they feel have done the most to earn the COVID HERO trophies.

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