Entries for the C+D awards have been extended by a week, until February 23

16 Feb 2018

The awards, which have 13 categories, take place at the Intercontinental Park Lane hotel, London, later this year.

The entry process is tailored to make succinct entries, with just 300 words each allowed for between three and six questions (depending on the category). There is also a hints and tips page to guide you through the process.

In a message to NPA members C+D editor, James Waldron, said: “At C+D, we use this time to revisit last year’s winners, and catch up on how they’ve been excelling since they collected a coveted C+D award.

“It’s always a pleasure to hear how pharmacies use their trophy as a talking point with patients, and to further motivate their teams.

“Take independent pharmacy Sylvia Williams Chemist, which has seen a rise in patient enquiries and requests for collaboration from local pharmacies since winning the Health Initiative of the Year Award. Or Welsh chain Mayberry Pharmacy, which not only won Online Initiative of the Year, but was praised by local politicians and a local NHS board for using social media to target patients.

“Independents certainly did well in last year’s C+D Awards, with Bedminster Pharmacy’s Ade Williams crowned both Manager of the Year and Community Pharmacist of the Year. His staff also received the Pharmacy Team of the Year Award, while driver Shirley Jamieson beat stiff competition to be named Pharmacy Staff Member of the Year.

“If your pharmacy has played host to a special pre-reg, then make sure to enter them in their own category. If you are proud of how you have worked with local GPs, there’s even a category for that too.

“But if there’s one event from 2017 that really stands out for you or your pharmacy, then you may be interested in our brand-new category: the Above and Beyond Award.

“This is a chance to celebrate the stories of pharmacists and pharmacy staff going ‘above and beyond’ on behalf of 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.”

For more information on the C+D Awards and to enter, see this page