With community pharmacy increasingly being viewed as the ‘first port of call for healthcare’, it’s vitally important that the profession provides an increased range of services to its local patients.
For that reason, this award is designed to recognise those, who have definitive evidence of how they have grown their offering to their community through innovative business development, particularly that which has been supported by strategic investment.
In addition to consideration of the outcomes of this business development, the judges will also be looking at how this development has been received in the community, with a particular focus on the long-term goals that have been put in place.
WHO CAN ENTER?
This category is open to all pharmacists and their teams working in either independent or chain pharmacies, who have developed their business through the implementation of new strategies, the launch of new products or services, or through a successful merger or acquisition.
Enthusiasm and commitment to the enhancement of community pharmacy in Scotland
Exceptional quality above and beyond what is expected
An ability to overcome challenges in pursuit of goals
Evidence of how performance was measured and benchmarked in addition to proof of project success/improved patient outcomes.
JUDGES WILL BE LOOKING FOR:
Evidence of the original business plan, which should indicate sound sales and marketing strategies
Identification of the need and value of the project to the community
Evidence of how the benefits of the project could be sustained in the longer term, in addition to evidence of plans for further research and development
HOW TO ENTER
If you enter more than one category you must complete a separate application form for each category.
Complete all fields within application, including a photograph and list of local newspapers
Send a maximum of 6 photographs along with any additional material to support your application.
AT LEAST ONE GOOD QUALITY PHOTOGRAPH OF ENTRANT/TEAM/STORE MUST BE INCLUDED OR APPLICATION CANNOT BE ACCEPTED