Pharmacists encouraged to enter ‘I Love My Pharmacist’ competition

Royal Pharmaceutical Society competition aims to highlight the best of pharmaceutical care to the public.

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has launched its hunt to find Britain’s favourite pharmacist. In the image, last year's winner, community pharmacist Reena Barai, shows her plaque and is surrounded by staff and customers

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has launched its hunt to find Britain’s favourite pharmacist, as part of a competition to boost public awareness of the best of pharmaceutical care in the country.

The ‘I Love My Pharmacist’ contest, now in its second year, asks pharmacists to submit examples of where they have provided outstanding care for their patients.

Pharmacists entering the competition will be asked to consider the question: “What is the biggest impact you and your team have had on patient care?” These best-practice stories will be shared with the public to demonstrate the variety and quality of patient care provided by pharmacis
ts.

The 2014 competition, voted for by readers of Woman’s Weekly, was won by community pharmacist Reena Barai. Community pharmacist and RPS treasurer Sultan Dajani was awarded the Editor’s Choice winner.

Writing
abou
t her award in a blog for the RPS

, Barai said winning had been “an amazing boost” for the confidence of her st
aff
and customers. “
It has totally inspired me and my team to keep doing what we do, as it is obviously appreciated,” she says.

“It has helped promote the profession and it has definitely d
one a lot to help us recognise that our service is valued in the community we serve.”

Pharmacists from all sectors are invited to enter the competition from today until 28 July 2015. A judging panel will select the three best entries in each of six regions — 
Scotland, Wales, London a
nd Kent, Midlands and East, Southern England
and Northern Engla
nd — making a total of 18 shortlisted entrants. 
The public will have one month to read the entries and vote for th
eir regional winners, from which
judges will choose a national champion.

Pharmacists can
enter the competition through the RPS website
.

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Citation
The Pharmaceutical Journal, June 2015;Online:DOI:10.1211/PJ.2015.20068840