Winners' stories 2020

Celebrating excellence in hospital pharmacy.


Hospital Pharmacist of the Year

Ciara McGann
Connolly Hospital

Ciara is an enthusiastic pharmacist with a passionate commitment to patient care. She has successfully led a number of pharmacy initiatives in Connolly Hospital, including the coordination of the Best-Value-Biological switch programme, implementation of the European Falsified Medicines Directive and has conducted research evaluating the impact of clinical pharmacy services using clinical, safety & financial metrics

At present, she is Pharmacy Lead of the Covid-19 Vaccination Programme, working to deliver smooth rollout of the service with the highest standard of care.


Lifetime Achievement Award

Angelo Claudio Palozzo
SIFACT - Italian Society of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapy

Angelo graduated in pharmacy in 1978 at the University of Padua and specialized in hospital pharmacy at the state university of Milan, completing his clinical education in Providence (R.I. -USA) and in Barcelona- Spain. Since 1981 he worked as hospital pharmacist in Padua and was appointed director since 1991. Since 2006 he was in charge of the pharmacy of IOV (Research Oncology Institute in Padua) until he retired in 2020.

For many years he has been teaching artificial nutrition, pharmacology and oncology pharmacy at the University of Padua. He has published numerous articles reviewed in Pubmed and has been a member of regional and national public health commissions. He is currently president of the Italian Society of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapy (SIFaCT).


Rising Star Award

Anxo Fernández Ferreiro
Clinical University Hospital Santiago Compostela

Hospital pharmacist trained at the University Clinical Hospital of Santiago de Compostela (Galicia, Spain). His clinical-research career is developing at the Health Research Institute of this center, thanks to the achievement of competitive contracts financed by the Health Institute Carlos III (ISCIII) and the Galician Health Service (SERGAS).


The Extra Mile Award

Rebecca Hinton
Manchester University Foundation Trust

Rebecca Hinton is the Lead Neonatal pharmacist who works alongside a small team of pharmacists providing highly specialised pharmacy services to the tertiary neonatal unit at St Marys Hospital in Manchester.


Pharmacist Team of the Year Award

Singleton Hospital Pharmacy-led Venous ThromboEmbolism (VTE) and Cancer Associated Thrombosis (CAT) Service
Swansea Bay University Health Board

From left to right:
Olivia Rees, Sophie Croucher, Kieron Power, Harriet Price and David Connell.

The Singleton Hospital Pharmacy-led VTE clinic has been operating since 2014, and has evolved so that pharmacists now diagnose and treat patients with DVT’s independently. Over the past three years a major focus for the service has been exploring methods of improving the care of patients with cancer associated thrombosis (CAT)”.

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