These are the judges’ comments:
“Over 10 years Cadham Pharmacy has undergone a transformation. From its humble beginnings, it has shifted focus from dispensing and retail to independent prescribing, becoming a visionary pharmacy health centre.
It started with owner Bernadette Brown’s “dream” to use her independent prescribing skills to make the public “choose pharmacy first for health advice and minor illness”.
Ms Brown’s pharmacy transformation began with making the premises look and feel clinical, before relaunching in 2017 without any retail shelves.
Today, the pharmacy offers follow-up consultations, online bookings, and a walk-in health centre hub for NHS services, as well as a travel clinic, aesthetics centre and a partnership with a local nurse.
In that time, Ms Brown’s team has grown from five to 21, among them two “clinical” pharmacists, and her partner – not to mention four dispensing robots.
The pharmacy received an “excellent” inspection rating from the GPhC for innovative practice, which Ms Brown says shows that community pharmacies “can and should be delivering advanced care in the community”.
I could not have imagined in my wildest dreams that a small Independent pharmacy in the North of Glenrothes could have achieved this and it is a team effort all round. I am so lucky to have such an amazing team of people who work so very hard every day and have embraced the technology we use to support safety as well as care.
Our mission is to continue on this path and our biggest dream us that the public will changing the way they think about Pharmacists skills and abilities in the NHS They will
THINK PHARMACY FIRST FOR MINOR ILLNESS
THINK GP FOR MAJOR DISEASE AND MORE SERIOUS ILLNESS
We will continue to work alongside the local GP practices as colleagues and work together to make your journey in the NHS the best it can be.
Thanks to each and every family who has supported this journey with my family business over the last few years.