Scottish pharmacists honoured at Annual Conference

David Thomson FRPharmS, Scottish Pharmacy Board and Assembly member, was honoured with the Charter Award at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Annual Conference in Birmingham. The award recognises the outstanding service rendered by a member to the Society or, generally, in promoting the interests of pharmacy. David was identified as a pioneer and innovator in adapting and supporting new models of care to enhance the reputation of the pharmacist whilst improving the standard of care experienced by patients.
David is the Deputy Lead for Community Pharmacy Development with NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde. He was previously the Director of Pharmacy for NHS Glasgow and he is now a Pharmacy Pioneer & Champion, Chair & Trustee of the Pharmacist Support Charity and member of both the Guild of Healthcare Pharmacists and UKCPA. He is also a founder member of the West Central Scotland Local Practice Forum.
Also recognised for her innovation was Maria Veart MRPharmS, Research and Clinical Pharmacist from NHS Fife. Maria’s poster ‘Hospital at Home Project: How do you Design a Pharmacy Model for the Frail Elderly?’ won the Innovative Poster Award for inspiring the judges with its new methods, engaging research and visual impact.

You can find out more about Maria’s research in her blog post.