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National awards recognise service excellence in dedicated local key worker

Alison Sheard, area manager, Weldricks Pharmacy Leedale, Doncaster, wowed the judges with her work on the flu vaccination services, naming her highly commended for the Service Excellence Award.

Alison is area manager to 60 Weldricks branches, when she started only 20 of which offered the flu jab services. Now, due to Alison’s efforts all 60 branches offer the service. “We had to treble the training, treble the resources and manage the accounts. I led the company on it as they had never done it to this size and we used every single vaccination we ordered, nothing went to waste, which was amazing – every branch took part!” she explains. Alison made sure every team had the training they needed. “The fact that every branch took part makes me even prouder of the way we managed to help them all feel comfortable in delivering the service,” she adds.

Commenting on the RoE Awards, editor of Training Matters and Awards host Monica West said: “The Recognition of Excellence Awards is the only UK awards that celebrates hard working pharmacy staff, without the focus being on pharmacists. We think it is so important to reward the people who are fundamentally often the backbones of pharmacy teams.

These individuals go above and beyond every single day, putting their communities before themselves. We think that’s certainly something to shout about.”

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