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Welsh Pharmacy Award winners 2021 revealed

Last Wednesday (13 October 2021), pharmacists were once again able to come together in person and be publicly recognised for their excellence at the Welsh Pharmacy Awards which took place at The Vale Resort in Glamorgan. The awards were held virtually last year in response to Covid-19 restrictions.

Tue 19th October 2021 The PDA

The awards paid tribute to the hard work of those working 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 winner of this category was Caitríona O’Driscoll, a pharmacy student at Cardiff University.

Pharmacy Student Leadership Award winner, Caitríona O’Driscoll, Cardiff University, with the PDA’s Alison Jones, and Swansea University’s Professor Andrew Morris.

Each year, the PDA sponsors the Student Leadership category of the Welsh, Northern Ireland and Scottish Pharmacy Awards and a PDA representative is there to present the award to the winner.

On the night there was an announcement of the 2021 Special Recognition Award honouree – which, for the first time, was dedicated to the entire Welsh 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 and the PDA’s charity partners, Pharmacist Support.

The full list of the 2021 Welsh Award Winners can be found below.


  • Excellence in Delivering Self-Care Agenda in Community Pharmacy Award winnerMike Wallington, Boots, Sanatorium Road
  • Hospital Pharmacy Team of the Year Award winner – The Acute Surgery and Orthopaedic Trauma Pharmacy Team, Morriston Hospital
  • Pharmacy Student Leadership Award winner – Caitríona O’Driscoll, Cardiff University
  • Innovative Technology Project of the Year Award winner – Insync Pharmacy and Vudu Technologies
  • Innovations in Service Delivery in Community Pharmacy (Independent) Award winner The Medihub Pharmacy Team, Pontarddulais
  • Patient Safety Development in Secondary Care Award winner Gareth Tyrrell, CPTS, Newport
  • Independent Community Pharmacy Practice of the Year Award winnerThe Neath Pharmacy Team, Orchard Street
  • Managing Substance Dependency in the Community Award winner Jack Lewis, Sunnybank Health Centre, Blackwood
  • GP Practice Pharmacy Team of the Year Award winner The Pharmacy Team, Furnace House Surgery, Carmarthen
  • Business Development of the Year Award winner The Bargoed Pharmacy Team, Under Cardiff Road, Bargoed
  • Independent Community Pharmacist of the Year Award winnerJonathan Smith, Mayberry Pharmacy, Newport
  • Special Recognition Award winner the Welsh pharmacy community in tribute to their Covid-19 contributions

All of the winners will be featured in the forthcoming edition of the Welsh Pharmacy Review. The exclusive pictures can be viewed here.

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