Winners' stories

Celebrating excellence in hospital pharmacy.



Hospital Pharmacist of the Year

Bryan O'Farrell
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Bryan is the Lead Pharmacist for Critical Care & Theatres at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, a COVID-19 surge centre. Bryan and the pharmacy team at the Royal Free have transformed the delivery of the ICU pharmacy service and played a vital role in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

He accepts the award on behalf of his team and all who helped them, including Abhishek Katiyar, Meera Thacker, Wendy Spicer, Marisa Lanzman, Jenna Thondee, Jennifer Morris, Ayesha Khanom, Roya Shemirani, Sameer Jiwani, Girish Lakhanpal, Farokh Master, Kirtida Patel, Hamed Shahbakhti, Shalina Dhalla, Nina Taherzadeh, Tina Shah, Fatema Jessa, Diane Thomas, Dorota Filipowicz, Renita Bindra, Vaishnavi Gnanakumaran, Nicky Mackulin, Kelly Hopwood, Jay Pang, Aarti Nandani, Tom Kelly, Carmen Bermejo, Kathryn Lynn, Daud Abdulla and Lisa Folan, as well as the procurement, production and pharmacy distribution teams - who he believes is a privilege to work alongside and are truly outstanding.


Lifetime Achievement Award

Dragica Penovski Plevčak
University Medical Centre Ljubljana

Clinical pharmacist specialized in pharmaceutical technologies with more than 24 years of subject matter expertise in parenteral solutions ensuring individualised therapy of hospitalised and out-patient patients at the University Medical Centre Ljubljana. Furthermore, her passion for contributing to a better future of patients has motivated her in improving processes and standards for preparation of parenteral products for paediatric patients in intensive care.


Rising Star Award

Dr Thomas Perez
Centre Hospitalier de Hyères

Thomas Perez, 29 years old, PharmD, PhD. Hospital pharmacist graduated in October 2020.

During his internship, he served in different pharmacies in Marseille's University Hospitals. He also obtained a PhD in science focused on HDACi and glioblastoma. Jack of all trades, he has produced numerous publications in various fields such as neurology, oncology and clinical pharmacy. He currently works as a pharmacist in Centre Hospitalier de Hyères, in the south of France.


The Extra Mile Award

Andrew Reid
Countess of Chester Hospital

Drew is the lead clinical trials pharmacist at the Countess of Chester Hospital. He is currently undertaking the Associate Principle Investigator program, with the aim of leading future research at his trust. He also works as a medicines information pharmacist and has a special interest in medicines safety.


Pharmacist Team of the Year Award

Haematology & Oncology Pharmacy Team
Chesterfield Royal Hospital Foundation Trust

From left to right:
Ibrahim Al-Modaris, Beth Dias, Georgia Nicholson, Helen Russell, Rebecca Clark, Helen Swain, Neeta Gogna, Charlotte Hoult and Julie Whitehead.

The pharmacists in the Chesterfield Royal Hospital Haematology & Oncology team have been working in cancer clinics alongside medical and nursing colleagues since 2009. They use an electronic prescribing system to clinically verify chemotherapy prescriptions in clinic. They have built an excellent rapport with their patients and have now expanded their roles to have their own prescribing clinic lists in both haematology and oncology. They are continuing to expand their roles in a variety of ways that include expanding their inpatient service as well as outpatient service.


Love Your Pharmacist Awards 2020

We unfortunately weren't able to announce the winners of the Love Your Pharmacist Awards 2020 last year, however it is our absolute pleasure to be able to do so now.

View the 2020 winners' stories



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