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Scottish Pharmacy Award Winners 2021 Announced

Last month the Scottish Pharmacy Awards returned after the 2020 awards were hosted online in response to Covid-19 restrictions. Scottish pharmacists came together in person at The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Glasgow to celebrate their successes over the last year.

Thu 16th December 2021 The PDA

The awards paid tribute to all of those consistently working hard in pharmacy and the positive impact they have on their patients and peers. The PDA was delighted to once again sponsor the Student Leadership category of the awards. The Student Leadership Award winner was Jack Murphy, Robert Gordan University student.

Pharmacy Student Leadership Award winner, Jack Murphy, Robert Gordan University pictured with PDA Scotland’s Head of Policy, Maurice Hickey, and the University of Strathclyde’s Professor Anne Boyter who was one of the category judges.

The full list of 2021 Scottish award winners can be found below:


  • Pharmacy Student Leadership Award Winner Jack Murphy, Robert Gordan University
  • Business Development of the Year Award Winner The Murray Pharmacy Team, East Kilbride
  • The Management of Substance Dependency in the Community Award Winner The Aberdeenshire Pilot Scheme
  • Pharmacy Assistant of the Year Award WinnerJanette Currie, Paton & Finlay Pharmacy
  • Excellence In delivery Self-care Agenda in Community Pharmacy Award Winner Right Medicine Pharmacy
  • Innovative Use of Technology in Community Pharmacy Award Winner The Mackie Pharmacy Team, Dumbarton
  • Hospital Pharmacy Team of the Year Award Winner The Peri-operative Medicines Management Project Team, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
  • Special Recognition Award Winner The Scottish Pharmacy Community

All the winners will be featured in the forthcoming edition of Scottish Pharmacy Review, while the exclusive pictures can now be viewed here.

Each year, the PDA sponsors the Student Leadership category in the Scottish, Northern Ireland and Welsh Pharmacy Awards. PDA representatives attend the awards ceremonies and present the award to the winner.

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic pharmacists have been on the frontline working relentlessly to continue to help patients when GP’s shut their doors to face-to-face appointments. Pharmacists also worked tirelessly to keep themselves and their pharmacy teams safe. The awards night was a great opportunity to recognise these pharmacists and their teams for their dedication to the profession.

On the night there was an announcement of the 2021 Special Recognition Award honouree which, for the first time, was dedicated to the entire Scottish pharmacy community in tribute to their collaborative efforts, commitment, and resilience in the face of unprecedented Covid-19 pressures. The evening also raised funds for this year’s nominated charity, SAMH, Scotland’s national mental health charity.

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