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Double the delight for Alphega Pharmacy member, Cardham Pharmacy at the Scottish Pharmacist Awards

Double the delight for Alphega Pharmacy member, Cardham Pharmacy at the Scottish Pharmacist Awards

Alphega Pharmacy UK member, Bernadette Brown and the team at Cadham Pharmacy in Glenrothes, Scotland have won the prestigious ‘Pharmacist of the Year' award, as well as the award for  ‘Community Pharmacy Team of the Year', at this year's Scottish Pharmacist Awards – the profession's leading awards ceremony, which recognises the contribution of Scotland's pharmacy champions.

Bernadette and her team pride themselves on providing an outstanding level of customer care and service, which has not only made the pharmacy the ‘healthcare hub' for the local community, but has also gained national recognition with the receipt of these two accolades. 

Bernadette Brown with Jean Nicol - Cadham Pharmacy

The judges were impressed with Bernadette's dedication to developing relationships with GP surgeries and other healthcare professionals in the local area. She has also implemented a number of new services which are highly valued by patients, customers and other healthcare professionals alike.

One of the award judges commented: "I would want [Bernadette] to be my pharmacist; more accurately, I would aspire to be this pharmacist if I was still working in the community. [She] shows exceptional attention to the customer, the progression of the profession, her clinical skills and colleagues and her community, and I am in awe of her achievements."

Sue Moore, General Manager of Health and Beauty and Alphega Pharmacy UK, said: "This is a tremendous accomplishment and emphasises the vital role of community pharmacy. Bernadette and her team at Cadham Pharmacy should feel very proud of their achievements, and we wish them continued success with all their endeavours."

More than 450 professionals gathered at the annual Scottish Pharmacist Awards, which took place on 27 February this year, at Edinburgh's International Conference Centre.

For a full list of the winners from the 2016 Scottish Pharmacist Awards, click here.