“We are deeply saddened to report the death from COVID-19 of our founder, Joy Wingfield,” PLEA wrote in a post on its website yesterday (February 17).
This was followed by messages of tribute and condolences on social media by pharmacists and former colleagues.
Extremely sorry to hear of the sad passing of Joy Wingfield. A lovey lady and a great and respected servant of the profession. She will be remembered for her many contributions to the work of @rpharms @BootsUK @UoN_Pharmacy @PLEA_UK and many others. We are so indebted to her.— Steve Churton (@SteveChurton) February 17, 2021
Very sad to hear about the passing of Joy Wingfield. She was a Titan in our profession. RIP Joy.— Nilima Rahman-Lais (@Nilimarl) February 17, 2021
I was very sorry to learn of the death of Professor Joy Wingfield today. Sincere condolences to all who knew and loved her. @PLEA_UK has published a short tribute to Professor Wingfield, with more to follow: https://t.co/3v7Ksl4CCF— Andrea James (@HealthRegLawyer) February 17, 2021
I'm shocked and saddened to hear the loss of Professor Joy Wingfield founder of PLEA— Pharma Darren (He/Him) (@Pharmacistdaz) February 17, 2021
In my career I've been fortunate to have met her on a number of occasions and attend many of her presentation on pharmacy law.
This is a great loss
We are very sorry to hear of the passing of Professor Joy Wingfield. Joy made an huge contribution to pharmacy including through her work with @PLEA_UK, @rpharms and @UoN_Pharmacy and it was a privilege to work with her.— GPhC (@TheGPhC) February 18, 2021
Always supportive but challenging-a superb combination who progressed our profession immensely #Legend— Catherine Duggan (@DrCDuggan) February 17, 2021
A shining star.
“A titan in the field of pharmacy law and ethics”
Professor Wingfield was elected founding chairman of PLEA in 1997, a position she held until 2015.
Early in her career, she worked as an inspector for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain – which was the pharmacy regulator before the General Pharmaceutical Council. In 2000, she was appointed honorary professor of pharmacy law and ethics at the University of Nottingham.
Remembered as “a titan in the field of pharmacy law and ethics”, Professor Wingfield edited Dale & Appelbe’s Pharmacy and Medicines Law – the original title of Pharmacy Law & Ethics – from the fifth edition in 1993 until the eleventh edition in 2017.
She co-authored Pharmacy Ethics and Decision Making (2007) and was the author of Practical Exercises in Pharmacy Law and Ethics (1997, 2002), PLEA wrote.
“In Joy’s long career, she made a major contribution to the subject of pharmacy law and ethics, breaking new ground in the way she brought to the fore the subject of ethics in pharmacy teaching and practice,” PLEA added.
The C+D team offers its deepest condolences to Professor Wingfield’s family.