Co Antrim pharmacist wins Pharmacy Business of the Year 2019
Eoghan O’Brien, owner and superintendent pharmacist of Bannside Pharmacy at Portglenone in Co Anrtim, Northern Ireland, beat off stiff competition to be crowned Pharmacy Business of the Year 2019.
Rt Hon Sir Kevin Barron, MP for Rother Valley and a staunch champion of community pharmacy for many years, was duly honoured with the Editor’s award.
Raj Modi, a pharmacy manager in Derbyshire, received a “special recognition” for his heroic act during the recent flooding in Whaley Bridge when he went above the line of duty to ensure that residents of the town didn’t go without their vital medication. (See a list of winners in the other categories in the box below.)
The 19th Pharmacy Business Awards and Dinner held on September 26 at the Park Plaza hotel in Westminster was awash with accolades for community pharmacy.
Addressing about 700-strong guests, Minister of State at the Department of Health and Social Care, Edward Argar, stated that community pharmacy would always remain an integral part of the country’s healthcare system.
He said: “Community Pharmacy has and always will be an integral and trusted part of our NHS, part of that family without whom our healthcare system simply wouldn’t work.”
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