The award categories


There are 17 Skills categories (of which 7 are open to LPCs) and 5 Outstanding Achievement categories. These 22 categories are all FREE TO ENTER for pharmacies and LPCs. In addition, there are 7 Supplier/Vendor categories (where a modest fee is charged).

There are also two categories for FREE OF CHARGE nominations that seek out outstanding individuals, which are entered separately from the main categories.



Prescription Service
Working Partnership
Outreach Service (information for schools, addiction centres, mother & baby, elderly, etc)
Pharmacy Service for Nursing Homes, Care Homes and Hospices
Pharmacy Service for Home Care
Public Health Consumer Education
Customer Service
Health, Beauty and Wellbeing
Equipment, Appliances and Accessories
Online & Digital
Design (pharmacy, department, signage, attire, packaging, etc)
Training and Professional Development
Marketing, Advertising and PR
Technology Innovation
Response to Covid-19
Public Health Initiative



Pharmaceutical Company
Generic Pharmaceutical Company
OTC Products Manufacturer
Equipment, Appliances or Accessories Supplier
Delivery Service
Online Supplier Service (e.g. telehealth, or product finder online)


Outstanding Individual categories

Through free of charge nomination, rather than entry, the judges will consider nominations for two other awards for individuals. Please use the separate Nomination Form:

Rising Star (for any pharmacist, aged 30 or less, making an impact)
Outstanding Individual (for a pharmacist of any age making an impact, excluding Rising Star nominations)


Outstanding Achievement

To enter one of the Outstanding Achievement categories a pharmacy or group must have entered at least one other category from the Skills categories:

Outstanding Individual Pharmacy
Outstanding Single Pharmacy in a Group
Outstanding Online Pharmacy
Outstanding Smaller Pharmacy Group (40 or fewer pharmacies)
Outstanding Larger Pharmacy Group (over 40 pharmacies)



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