I hope you’ll all join me in congratulating several members of Canterbury Community Pharmacy Group following successes in two awards ceremonies held earlier this month.
Green Cross Health Pharmacy Awards
For the first time, Preceptor of the Year was awarded to CCPG member Karen Crisp, of Unichem Pharmacy in Christchurch. The award, which is based on feedback from students, was a huge compliment to Karen who said: “When students who have worked with us feel positive about pharmacy and want to become the best pharmacists they can be it feels like success to me.”
At the same ceremony, CCPG chairperson and director/co-owner of Unichem Bishopdale Pharmacy, Maria McIntyre was awarded the inaugural Distinguished Alumnus award.
“I am a Community Pharmacist. Why do I do it? It is interesting. If you would allow me to make a suggestion for the future based on my experience so far, I would say - Be interested in our profession. Be interested in our people,” says Maria.
The Pharmacy Awards
Mark Webster took Best Complimentary Healthcare Campaign Award at the Pharmacy Awards. Judges’ comments “Mark Webster has put a great deal of time, effort and work into combining a model of patient care that overlapped pharmacy, naturopathy and general practice for the benefit of the patients.
I know many of you are doing lots of great work across our sector, so to see some of that work being recognised on a national scale/ at a national forum is a real win for us all. Congratulations on this well-deserved recognition.