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The awards would not, of course, be possible if it wasn’t for the support from our event partners. Without their continued support, these awards simply wouldn’t be recognised as the major pharmacy event of the year.

AAH Pharmaceuticals


AAH Pharmaceuticals takes great pride in supporting the 2019/20 Scottish Pharmacist Awards continuing a long association with local pharmacies through our role as headline sponsor.
As the UK’s leading wholesaler and distributor of pharmaceutical and healthcare solutions, we are committed to supporting community pharmacists throughout Scotland. Our services are developed specifically to help you meet the ever-changing needs and challenges faced by your business.
We know there are great opportunities for Scottish pharmacies over the next year. There is a clear and positive strategic direction for the profession demonstrated by recognition from Government and representative bodies that pharmacy has a significant role to play in the health of the Scottish nation. Working in partnership with NHS, we all have an exciting opportunity to achieve high levels of healthcare excellence.
The Scottish Pharmacist Awards recognise the outstanding work performed by individuals and teams across Scotland every day. In an evolving healthcare environment, it is more important than ever to highlight the contribution that pharmacy makes by adapting and enhancing care in the NHS, improving the health of patients and the local community they serve.
We would like to wish all this year’s entrants the best of luck. We look forward to celebrating with you and your teams, you all truly deserve recognition for the hard work and commitment you exhibit every day.


At EMIS Health, we focus on supporting pharmacy in growing and expanding their business. Our industry leading solutions are designed to help drive operational results for our customers whilst improving patient outcomes.

EMIS Health proactively monitors the ever-changing contractual requirements and pharmacy trends to provide the tools pharmacists require to evolve their businesses accordingly.

With over 14 years of community pharmacy experience, our innovative technology is helping organisations across every major health and care setting to make truly connected care a reality. We listen, communicate and respond to the demands of our customers by putting them at the heart of what we do.


Numark is delighted to support the Scottish Pharmacy Awards once again this year.
It is with great pleasure to be part of an evening that celebrates the exceptional standards of care that pharmacies in Scotland deliver.

The pharmacy contract in Scotland is evolving and building on the strengths of the existing model through several developments that include the extension of the Minor Ailments Service, which will be available to everyone from April 2020.

It is abundantly clear that pharmacists are increasingly playing a more clinical role in delivering positive health outcomes, and the wider pharmacy team has a much more integral and enhanced role in helping support pharmacists deliver against the vision for community pharmacy in Scotland.

Now more than ever before, community pharmacy needs support.

Numark can provide that support through the development of pharmacy services’ resources, negotiating with our wholesale and supplier partners to offer competitive commercial deals, providing enhanced training solutions for the entire pharmacy team, and providing a range of tools and resources designed to grow your business.

We deliver our support through our member-facing Pharmacy Development Managers, Claire Thompson, Paul McConville, and our Key Account Manager Robyn Newlands.

We also offer a range of supportive materials on our member-dedicated website, www.numarknet.com
We look forward to supporting you and your team further over the upcoming years.


Bestway Medhub started in 2015 as a new and innovative pharmaceutical wholesaler, with our aim to bring a simple approach to short-line wholesale.  As a UK-based, family owned independent business we offer simple net pricing, no minimum spend and free next-day delivery on over 2,000 generic, PI and OTC products.

In fact, we now serve over 2,500 independent pharmacists across England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland from a highly automated 250,000sqft warehouse in Stoke-on-Trent.  With all major PMR systems supported and a team of market-expert account managers,  isn’t it time you discovered the Bestway for your business?

Positive Solutions and Willach

As Scotland’s leading pharmacy IT solutions providers, we are delighted to support this celebration of pharmacy excellence for a fifth year.  We are proud to recognise the quality and value you deliver to patients on a daily basis with the help of our specialist IT products, solutions and services.

Positive Solutions and Willach are experts in their own fields and have worked together for over 10 years to improve operational efficiency in community pharmacy.

The face of community pharmacy continues to change and through the adoption of technology we strive to reduce cost, improve efficiency, productivity and effectiveness which will deliver a safer patience experience at less cost.

Technology and innovation are present in all aspects of our lives and Scottish Community Pharmacy leads the UK in adoption of this in all areas.  However, it is an evolving journey which Positive Solutions and Willach hope to lead and support you on.

Congratulations to all the nominees and good luck.


Teva UK Limited

Teva UK Limited fully understands and appreciates how important and challenging the pharmacist’s role is. From being the first contact with a healthcare professional the patient may have; to providing advice on treatments, and working collaboratively with other healthcare professionals – we know it’s a challenging role and one that fully deserves to be rewarded. Of course a pharmacist brings a lot more to the role than just their knowledge. It is a very varied profession, which requires an individual in possession of a wide range of skills and competencies – including a strong appetite for continuous learning, first-class customer service skills and adaptability to implement the range of innovative new services now available through pharmacies. With the magnitude of the pharmacist’s role in mind, we at Teva are delighted to show our support to the profession through supporting the Pharmacist of the Year category at the Scottish Pharmacist Awards. As a leading generics manufacturer, Teva are committed to the industry as a whole and we have the resources to be able to tailor our offering and provide pharmacy and pharmacists with exactly the kind of support that’s needed to allow community pharmacy in Scotland to continue with the important job of delivering first class healthcare to patients. Teva UK Ltd have been around for over 80 years and supply more packs of medicine to the National Health Service than anyone else! The team at Teva and I are extremely passionate about our customers in Scotland and we’re confident that we can continue to work with local pharmacy to improve health and make people feel better. Best of luck to those individuals and teams that are nominated or who enter the Scottish Pharmacist Awards.



Valneva are delighted to support the Scottish Pharmacist Awards this year

It is a great pleasure to be part of an evening that celebrates the exceptional standards of care that pharmacies in Scotland deliver.

Over 72 million trips abroad are made from the UK every year.1However, from a survey of over 1,000 UK travellers, only 41% of travellers sought advice from a clinic before travelling.2  Of those who seek advice, most visit their GP Practice, however in areas of the UK only 9% of GP Practices offer a full travel health service.This means that the health of many travellers is potentially at risk.

Valneva UK Limited has, therefore, developed the Valneva in Partnership (VIP) programme – a suite of tools, assets and resources carefully designed to provide pharmacists with the necessary support to develop comprehensive travel health services and address this unmet need. Please visit vip.valnevauk.com for further information.

We look forward to supporting your travel health business. 


VSL#3 is delighted to be sponsoring the 2020/21 Scottish Pharmacist Awards. VSL#3 is highly concentrated poly-biotic food supplement with 450 billion bacteria in every sachet, these bacteria come from not one but eight different bacterial strains, making it a combination poly-biotic. Good gut health is important for your general wellbeing and can also have a profound effect on your health, the extent of which is still being explored by researchers.


VSL#3 is scientifically proven to survive the harsh conditions of the stomach, allowing them to reach and colonise the gut, where they help maintain a healthy digestive system.

VSL#3 had been in the UK market for more than 10 years and is available in 40 markets worldwide.

We believe the role of pharmacy and pharmacist is vital in maintaining a healthy nation and we admire the service contribution to our society.

As a key player in the gut health arena we would like to support the relentless dedication of this community and the growing interest in the maintenance of good gut health.

We look forward to hearing about the outstanding work that is performed throughout Scotland by community pharmacy teams and celebrating with you all in February. We would like to wish all the entrants the best of luck, you all truly deserve recognition for the hard work and commitment you exhibit every day.


Royal Pharmaceutical Society

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society in Scotland is delighted to support the Scottish Pharmacist Awards once again this year.

It’s such a honour to be asked to present the training and development award, which recognises the inspiring and innovative work that is being done in Scotland to improve patient care.

RPS is the professional membership body for pharmacists and pharmacy.

Our mission is to put pharmacy at the forefront of healthcare.

Our vision is to become the world leader in the safe and effective use of medicines.

We champion the profession, and are internationally renowned as publishers of medicines information.

We promote pharmacy in the media and government, lead the way in medicines information, and support pharmacists in their education and development. Our profession is always changing and advancing, so we think our members should, too. That’s why we offer professional training, education and resources to help you grow throughout your career. In the past year we have launched a mentoring service and our new NHS consultant pharmacist post approval service and work is continuing to develop a Foundation Pharmacist programme.

People join RPS, partner with RPS, and follow our campaigns because we do everything we can to stand up for pharmacy. Check out our website at www.rpharms.com to find out more.

Together we are pharmacy.

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