Medicines assistant wins award

August 04 2017

A LONGWELL Green pharmacy worker known for her "caring and fun" nature has received a national award.

A LONGWELL Green pharmacy worker known for her "caring and fun" nature has received a national award.

Mary Warner, medicines counter assistant at Ellacombe Pharmacy, was highly commended at the Recognition of Excellence Awards which took place during a gala lunch at the Dorchester Hotel in London.

Hosted by Training Matters, the awards celebrate the best of medicines counter assistants, dispensing assistants and pharmacy technicians.

Mary, who lives in Longwell Green and has worked at the pharmacy for 14 years, was named highly commended for the Counter Intelligence Award.

Judges were impressed at how Mary uses her training and knowledge to tailor products to her community and how she reacts to local information, such as the time she made sure the pharmacy team was well-versed and the shelves fully stocked to help parents after an outbreak of chicken pox at a school.

Training Matters editor Gemma Woodall said: “This year’s entries were outstanding and it was an incredibly tough task for the judging panel to whittle down the 11 entries for each of the categories. he 26 finalists really are the best of the best and their dedication and commitment to their roles really is commendable.”

Ellacombe Pharmacy resident pharmacist Melissa Liew said: "Our team is really proud of Mary and very pleased that her years of dedication in serving the community is recognised."