RPS Lifetime Achievement Award 2011
Winner - Professor David Cousins, FRPharmS, National Patient Safety Agency - Head of Medication Safety
Professor David Cousins was announced as the very first winner of the RPS Lifetime Achievement Award for his instrumental contribution and influence on the advancement and development of medication safety.
David has dedicated all of his professional life to furthering the cause of pharmacy and medication safety. Through his work at the NPSA, David has been instrumental in developing national medication safety guidance which has been implemented across the NHS, and indeed across the world, which is recognised as fundamentally changing practice, as well as positively influencing pharmacy’s reputation and underpinning its core role in patient safety.
RPS Public Health Pharmacist of the Year Award 2011
Winner - Kevin Noble, MRPharmS, Community Pharmacy Lead, NHS Isle of Wight
Since his appointment in 2007 Kevin has worked hard to create awareness within public health and the PCT of the ability within community pharmacies to deliver public health services and more clinical services whilst successfully integrating community pharmacists as a provider of vaccination services.
RPS Clinical Pharmacist of the Year supported by PharmaTrust 2011
Winner - The Critical Care H1N1 Clinical Guideline Development Group
The team were recognised by the judges for their work during the flu pandemic earlier this year which threw up a lot of new clinical problems and unknown territory which had never really been encountered before. The team were commended for showing real leadership in producing and maintaining national clinical guidelines on the management of H1N1 infection in critically ill patients, during a period of enormous pressure on critical care services. This led to the optimal pharmacological management of vast numbers of critically ill flu patients within the UK (and beyond). What really stood out was how they were demonstrating that pharmacists are the leaders in the use of medicines and the impact they had had on a national scale.
RPS Leadership in Pharmacy Award supported by Lloyds Pharmacy 2011
Winner - Deborah Evans MRPharmS, Primary Care Directorate, NHS Portsmouth and National Project Lead, Healthy Living Pharmacy
NHS Portsmouth (PCT) recognised the potential of community pharmacy to address significant health challenges within the City. Deborah was appointed by the PCT to project manage the development and implementation of HLP within the City whilst also developing the concept nationally. The initiative has achieved great success both locally and nationally.
Pharmaceutical Scientist of the Year Award in association with APS 2011
Winner – Rachel Airley, MRPharmS, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Huddersfield
Rachel’s work is within the area of tumour metabolism in the context of the physiological tumour microenvironment. Despite many challenges, Rachel has been able to obtain promising data that has gained the interest of high profile leaders in cancer research.
RPS Pre-registration Trainee of the Year supported by Morrison Supermarkets Plc 2011
Winner - Vikki Watters, Preregistration Pharmacist, Boots UK
Vikki was praised by the judges for making a real difference to both patients, and the pharmacy team she has worked in. Vikki clearly has a passion for the continuous improvement of patient health – this was demonstrated through the sun protection quiz she ran with local girl guides, the patient leaflets she produced for key conditions such as threadworms and head lice which are part of the Minor Ailment Scheme and her winter health project which focused on supporting vulnerable patient groups - pregnant women, diabetics, babies and young children. The judges were particularly impressed that her ideas were shared with her Head Office to be developed further and implemented within the company – a great example of adding value. The award is recognition of what will undoubtedly be a promising pharmacy career.
RPS Student of the Year Award in association with BPSA 2011
Winner - Katy Parsons, University Of Huddersfield
Katy is an exceptional student just entering her final year of studies at the University of Huddersfield where she works tirelessly to make sure her fellow students get maximum benefit from the MPharm course both academically and socially.