Turriff Pharmacist Johnathan Laird has won the regional final of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society I Love My Pharmacist competition.
The competition, which was first run in 2014, aims to recognise pharmacists in Britain who have gone the extra mile for their patients as well as raise public awareness of the expertise and services pharmacies have on offer.
Over the past six weeks, members of the British public have been able to vote for their favourite pharmacist, from a choice of 18 regional finalists, on a website set up by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. The website featured a personal profile for each of the finalists along with examples of how they have demonstrated best practice and provided an invaluable service within their communities.
Johnathan, who works in Boots Chemist on High Street in Turriff, will now go head to head against the 5 other regional winners from across the UK
- Owain Brooks (Wales)
- Emily Rose (Southern England)
- Karen Dolphin (London and Kent)
- Helen Watton (Midlands and East)
- David Halliwell (Northern England)
The final leg of the search for Britain’s best-loved pharmacist ends on 3 November 2015 when, after meeting the six regional winners, the judging panel will announce the overall, national champion of I Love My Pharmacist 2015.
Helen Gordon, chief executive of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society said
The awards are a great way of acknowledging the contribution of pharmacists to their local communities, We know that pharmacists are crucial to the health and well-being of people close to their own homes, and these awards are an opportunity to highlight this and to say thank you. Many congratulations to our winners.