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Welsh Pharmacy Awards 2020 Winners Revealed

The Welsh Pharmacy Awards took place virtually yesterday 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.

Thu 10th December 2020 The PDA

Whilst it was not possible to hold the event in person this year, virtual attendees of the Welsh Pharmacy Awards were still able to celebrate all of the hard work and dedication of pharmacists.

There were 11 awards categories spanning the different corners of the profession, the titles ranged from Community Pharmacy Practice of the Year to Pharmacy Student Leadership Award.

Each year the PDA sponsor the Student Leadership category in the Welsh, Scottish and Northern Ireland Pharmacy Awards. This year, the winner of the student award was Dafydd Rizzo.

As Chairman of the Welsh Pharmaceutical Students Association (WPSA), and in line with the Welsh School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences celebrating its centenary year, Dafydd decided to implement a series of important changes. For example, to support the first years at the start of the academic year, he helped to organise an Initiation Social which got the new students mixing before they started their first day. Under his leadership a huge range of social activities have been undertaken, leading to them raising £3,702.63 for the nominated charity, Life for African Mothers.

Congratulations to Dafydd and well done to all of the finalists.

Dafydd Rizzo, winner of the Pharmacy Student Leadership Award

The full list of 2020 Welsh Pharmacy Award winners can be found below.


Business Development of the Year (Independent) Award sponsored by AAH Pharmaceuticals – The Fferyllwyr Llyn Team

  • Independent Community Pharmacy Practice of the Year Award sponsored by Cambrian AllianceThe Mayberry Pharmacy Team, Blackwood
  • Excellence in Delivering Self-Care Agenda in Community Pharmacy Award sponsored by Johnson & Johnson – Cerian Screen, Talybont Pharmacy
  • Hospital Pharmacy Team of the Year Award sponsored by Ethypharm UKAlex Speakman and the Pharmacy Nutrition Support Team and Aseptic Services Team, SMPU, Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
  • Innovations in Service Delivery in Community Pharmacy (Independent) Award sponsored by Numark The Fferyllwyr Llyn Team
  • Innovations in Pharmaceutical Public Health Award sponsored by Kent PharmaDave Edwards, South Pembrokeshire Cluster
  • Management of Diabetes in GP Practice and Community Pharmacy Award sponsored by Napp Pharmaceuticals Limited James Jenkins, Foundry Town Practice
  • Management of Substance Dependency in the Community Award sponsored by Ethypharm UKJonathan Smith, Mayberry Pharmacy, Newport
  • Pharmacy Student Leadership Award sponsored by The Pharmacists’ Defence AssociationDafydd Rizzo
  • Independent Community Pharmacist of the Year Award sponsored by winners) Gareth Harlow, Harlow & Knowles Pharmacy, Penygroes, Hywel Dda University Health Board, and Jonathan Smith, Mayberry Pharmacy, Newport, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
  • Lifetime Achievement Award sponsored by Bestway MedhubPaul Harris, Director of Community Pharmacy Wales, and Chair, Welsh Pharmaceutical Committee
  • Chief Pharmacists’ COVID Special Recognition Award sponsored by Wales’ Chief PharmacistsMark Francis, All Wales Medicines Procurement Specialist, and Chair, All Wales Drug Contracting Committee


Find out more about each winner and all finalists at:

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