We would like to say a huge congratulations to our Forfar branch who were double winners on Saturday 24th March 2018 at the annual Scottish Pharmacist awards.

The first award Forfar scooped was the award for Community Pharmacy Service Initiative accepted by Pharmacy Manager, Lauren Clarke. Lauren managed part of a major study to determine if there are benefits in allowing the testing and treatment of hepatitis C to move into pharmacies. Early evidence collected in the local study showed that better patient outcomes are being achieved. Lauren was absolutely delighted for both herself and her team.

I was so pleased to be asked to be involved in the service and this award is just a delightful bonus.’

It wasn’t long until Lauren was back on stage to collect Forfar’s second award of the evening. The Community Pharmacy Team of the Year was accepted on behalf of the entire Forfar team by Lauren, Ann Leith and Jan Philip. This award recognises pharmacy teams which have demonstrated collaboration and teamwork at the heart of their business, with staff members who actively encourage and support each other.  Lauren shared the sentiments of the whole team.

‘We are all dedicated to providing first-class service in the pharmacy, and we all enjoy what we do, and I think that the patients recognise that.’

Well done team Forfar!