Award Categories

The Helix Health Pharmacist Awards are open to all pharmacists registered in Ireland, including hospital, community, industry and academic. Qualified pharmacists working in other fields are also eligible. An adjudicating panel, which includes respected pharmacists from the various branches of the profession, will select three finalists and a winner in categories 1-7. An overall winner will then selected from one of these winners. A Lifetime Achievement Award will also be awarded to a pharmacist, practising or recently retired, whose efforts on behalf of the profession in Ireland over a sustained number of years, are adjudged to have been the most remarkable.

Excellence in Community Pharmacy

Sponsored by Helix Health

To be awarded to a pharmacist whose exceptional professional efforts has enabled community pharmacy services to be delivered in a manner more beneficial to the public.

Pharmacist Contribution to the Community

Sponsored by Hilary Haydon and Company Chartered Accountants

To be awarded to a pharmacist who has, through involvement in non-pharmacy work in his/her locality, delivered notable benefits for their community.

Patient Nominated Award

Sponsored by Teva

To be nominated by patients and members of the public. They will be asked to specifically detail why the professional conduct of this pharmacist was remarkable and noteworthy.

Excellence in Hospital Pharmacy

Sponsored by Sanofi-Aventis

To be awarded to a hospital-based pharmacist who has devised a new approach that enables pharmacy to be delivered in a manner more beneficial to the public.

Practice-based Research Award

Sponsored by Helix Health

This award is offered to identify, recognise and promote evidence-based strategies for optimising the delivery of pharmacy services. The Practice-Based Research Award entries should demonstrate how research has had a measurable impact in terms of improving patient care. Pharmacy Practice-Academic Collaborations will be viewed favourably by the judges. An abstract of not greater than one A4 page length to be attached to the entry.

Professional Excellence Awards

Sponsored by Ulster Bank

This award is open to all pharmacists working in areas other than community or hospital pharmacy. This includes pharmacists working in industry, regulatory bodies the HSE, administration and other roles.

Young Pharmacist of the Year

Sponsored by Clonmel Healthcare

To be awarded to a pharmacist under the age of 30 years whose activities in the course of his/her professional duties and development is judged to be the most commendable.

Lifetime Achievement

Sponsored by Maroney Barron Solicitors

To be awarded to the pharmacist whose efforts on behalf of the profession in Ireland over the last 20 years are adjudged to have been the most remarkable. Nominations are sought from colleagues and peers.

Overall Pharmacist of the Year

Sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline

To be selected from one of the above winners.

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