Charlotte Leslie, MP for Bristol North West has been to visit two of our I Love My Pharmacist regional finalists. Jane Smith and Emily Rose are both pharmacists based at Southmead Hospital in Bristol.
Charlotte Leslie endorsed pharmacy and the competition on her visit: “Pharmacists are the unsung heroes of our National Health Service.
“While it is easy to focus on the outstanding work done by doctors and nurses, it is clear to me that lives are improved immeasurably – and sometimes saved – by the care and hard work done by pharmacists.
“Both Jane and Emily are outstanding practitioners in their individual fields, ensuring that patients are given the best possible chance to improve their health quickly and safely.
“I was privileged to spend time with both of them, learning that their work is really making a difference to patients,
“It is an ongoing task to educate us all that it is often pharmacists who can provide the answers, not to mention appropriate advice. Southmead Hospital is lucky to have both Jane and Emily and I wish them both well in the competition.”
Jane and Emily are two of eighteen regional finalists in the I Love My Pharmacist competition. Read their profiles and vote for your favourite by 29th September 2015.
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