Yate pharmacist wins top award
The man behind Yate pharmacy has been crowned pharmacist of the year 2018.
Ade Williams got the award at the 10th annual GP Awards at a glitzy ceremony held at the Park Plaza Westminster hotel in London. Ade is the lead pharmacist for Abbotswood Pharmacy in Yate.
Organisers said, “Mr. Williams wowed the judges with his commitment to delivering innovative services to his patients and achieving remarkable results – including delivering 80% of interventions in a pilot pregnancy advisory service targeting at-risk patients. He particularly impressed with his pharmacy’s ‘pulse in the pub’ initiative, which saw his team monitor the blood pressure of people drinking in local pubs.”
Mr. Williams said: “It’s rather surreal. You don’t really expect it because the calibre of those shortlisted is so high and I think that’s reflective of what’s going on in pharmacy at the moment. There are a lot of people doing really innovative things and to be counted as one of them is a privilege in itself.”