Entries for the award – introduced for 2019 – close on Friday (February 22), with the shortlist announced in April.
Announcing the new award category in November, C+D editor James Waldron said: “Locums are the secret weapon of many a pharmacy, called upon to provide emergency cover or to act as a semi-permanent part of the team. And yet their vital role rarely receives the national recognition it deserves.
“For this award, C+D wants to draw attention to the incredible work being done by locum pharmacists and pharmacy staff across the UK.”
For its twelfth annual ceremony, the C+D Awards will be moving to the Intercontinental O2 Hotel in London, renowned for its Thames-side location and dazzling views of Canary Wharf.
Who can enter the Locum of the Year Award?
Any pharmacist or pharmacy staff member who primarily works as a locum in the community pharmacy sector can enter.
Please note that this award is for locums who want to demonstrate a pattern of award-winning behaviour across their shifts. If you have a specific story of exceptional patient care that you want to shout about, then please enter the Above and Beyond Award instead.
How can you enter?
In no more than 300 words per question, head here and answer the following:
- What have you done to deserve this award and why?
- What impact have you had on patients?
- What impact have you had on the pharmacy/ies you work for?
- How have you collaborated with these pharmacy teams to deliver optimum patient care?