RPS launches national search to find Great Britain's best loved pharmacist

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has partnered with Netdoctor and The Pharmaceutical Journal to launch the search for Britain’s best loved pharmacist through its annual I Love My Pharmacist Award.

Now in its third year, I Love My Pharmacist celebrates the fantastic work pharmacists do every day, throughout Great Britain. The Award showcases the exceptional contribution pharmacists make to patient care, on a daily basis across the NHS.

Entries are open until 16 May 2016. The I Love My Pharmacist Award is open to all pharmacists, RPS members and non-members, from all sectors of the profession. 

This year we are also calling on members of the public to nominate their favourite pharmacist, as well as inviting pharmacists across Great Britain to enter. Perhaps you’re a pharmacist, technician, doctor or nurse who wants to recognise the great work of a pharmacist colleague? We want you to tell us about these inspiring pharmacists! 

  • Nominations are open from 18 April 2016 to 2 May
  • Pharmacists can enter from 18 April to 16 May
  • Public voting of shortlisted pharmacists (shortlisted by the I Love My Pharmacist judging panel) will then open on 6 June until 18 July 2016
  • The I Love My Pharmacist judging panel will choose the National Winner from the 6 Regional Winners as chosen by the public.

The National Winner will receive a fabulous Luxury Spa Break for two, from Hearst Magazines UK. The 6 Regional Winners will receive £250 in High Street Vouchers and the 24 Regional Finalists will also have the opportunity to receive a free year’s digital magazine subscription of their choice from Hearst Magazines UK. 

Neal Patel, Pharmacist and Head of Corporate Communications at the RPS said: “Pharmacists support people at all stages of their lives. Based on the high street, in hospitals, and increasingly in GP surgeries, pharmacists offer expertise and advice that makes a huge difference. The I Love My Pharmacist Award is designed to find the “unsung pharmacy heroes” who aren’t looking for accolades, but deserve recognition. We are delighted to be working with Netdoctor”.  

Taylor Anderson, Editor of Netdoctor says: “Netdoctor reaches 6 million consumers every month. Written by Pharmacists, GPs and health specialists, we feel passionate about empowering people to take care of their health and to encourage them to use their local pharmacy services. By backing this event we can show our appreciation of the great work that pharmacists do.”