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Northern Ireland Healthcare Award Winners 2020 Revealed

The 21st Northern Ireland Healthcare Awards recently took place at Belfast’s Europa Hotel to pay tribute to a number of the sector’s notable trailblazers, and the positive impact they have forged for the benefit of their patients and peers. The PDA was delighted to once again sponsor the Student Leadership category of the awards.

Tue 3rd March 2020 The PDA

Pharmacy Student Leadership Award winner, Shauna Murray, Queen’s University Belfast, with PDA Director, Paul Day and PDA Union Rep, Leon O’Hagan

There were 10 awards categories spanning the different corners of the profession, the titles ranged from Community Pharmacy Practice of the Year to Pharmacy Student Leadership.

As the ceremony reached its closing moments for the 21st year, the recipient of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award was announced as Professor Peter Passmore in recognition of his tremendous contributions to Aging and Geriatric Medicine at Queen’s University Belfast and beyond.

This year, the Northern Ireland Healthcare Awards was delighted to raise much-needed funds for its sponsored charity, Crohn’s and Colitis UK (Northern Ireland).

Each year the PDA sponsor the Student Leadership category in the Northern Ireland, Welsh and Scottish Pharmacy Awards. The full list of 2020 Northern Ireland award winners can be found below.

2020 Northern ireland Award winners

  • Asthma / COPD Project of the Year Award sponsored by TEVA UK Respiratory – Dr Rory Convery, Andrea Green and Diarmuid McNicholl, Respiratory Ambulatory Unit, Craigavon Area Hospital
  • Innovation in Rheumatology Service Award sponsored by UCB Pharma Dr Jonathan McKnight, Dr Maria Wray and Dr Auleen Millar, Antrim Area Hospital (Northern Health & Social Care Trust)
  • Pharmacy Student Leadership Award sponsored by The Pharmacists’ Defence Association in association with Queen’s University BelfastShauna Murray, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Diabetes Project of the Year Award sponsored by Napp Pharmaceuticals LimitedDr Sian-Lee Ewan and the Aberfoyle Medical Practice Team, Strand Road (Western Health & Social Care Trust)
  • Hospital Pharmacy Team of the Year Award sponsored by Ethypharm UK – Caitriona Donnelly and the Belfast City Hospital Renal Pharmacy Team (Belfast Health & Social Care Trust)
  • Improvements in Cardiac Services for Chest Pain Management Award sponsored by A. Menarini – Dr Paul McGlinchey and the Cardiac Assessment Unit Team, Omagh Hospital (Western Health & Social Care Trust)
  • Community Pharmacy Practice of the Year Award sponsored by Kent Pharma – Richard Garvey and team, Meigh Pharmacy, Killeavy
  • Managing Substance Dependency in the Community Award sponsored by Ethypharm UK – Mairead Jervis and the Community Addiction Team (Belfast Health & Social Care Trust)
  • Innovative Developments in the Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Award sponsored by Tillotts PharmaDr Jennifer Addley and the Gastro Ambulatory Care Team (South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust)
  • Management of Psoriasis Award sponsored by UCB PharmaEleanor Henderson and Lorraine Gribben and Team, the Dermatology Biologic Nurse Service (Belfast Health & Social Care Trust)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award sponsored by AIBPeter Passmore, Professor of Ageing and Geriatric Medicine, Queen’s University Belfast


All the winners and their stories of success will be featured in the forthcoming edition of Northern Ireland Healthcare Review, while the exclusive pictures can now be viewed online by visiting

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