Rowlands Pharmacy Excellence Awards 2012

rowlands excellence awards 2012Rowlands Pharmacy Excellence Awards 2012

The second Rowlands Pharmacy Excellence Awards, which recognises and rewards exceptional achievements, was held on 14th March 2012.  130 members of staff from across the organisation joined with key figures from the pharmaceutical industry in the celebrations at a prestigious awards ceremony to congratulate colleagues who had excelled in their roles. The awards are open to all stores and individuals across the entire organisation, and nominations came from colleagues and customers who could vote in a number of categories. We at Rowlands Pharmacy would like to congratulate all the winners and nominees of our Excellence Awards. These individuals have demonstrated, time and again, their commitment to providing the highest quality local community healthcare. A big thank you to everyone who voted, contributed both time and effort, and to all of our sponsors.

Assistant of the Year – Presented by Mike Johnson & Trevor Gore, Reckitts

Rose Rayfield Branch 1335 Trawsfynydd  Area  1

Rose is not only the assistant in this store but she also stands in as Manager, making sure everything is as it should be in the branch. Rose works closely with the surgery and manages to make sure that all the branches targets are met including MUR’s. Rose also makes Jacek’s job in area 1 a lot easier by ensuring all the area deadlines for handing in paperwork are met. Rose is a fantastic asset to the company and she really cares about her customers and Rowlands.Rose-Rayfield-pharmacy-assistant-of-year-2012

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Driver of the Year – Presented by Stefan Pflug & Jonathon Berkson, Hill Dickinson

Michael Doolan Branch 1044 Prestatyn Area  1

Michael is a fantastic member of the team always willing to help the customers.  He never says no when he needs to deliver medicines, even if it is outside of his working pattern.  As well as helping the branch to grow the business, he signs on average 3 new customers every week for the collection service during his routes and he has just secured a newly built sheltered accommodation in the Prestatyn area which has brought to the branch 46 new customers and around 300 items per month!Michael-Doolan-driver-of-the-year-rowlands-pharmacy

Technician of the Year – Presented by Neil Topping & Angela Langley, Pfizer

Susan Littlejohn Branch 1349 Fratton Road Area  4 

Sue is a dedicated member of the team in the Fratton Road branch.  In addition to completing all the roles we normally expect of any of our dispensers, Sue helps ensure that all our customer’s needs are met in the Portsmouth area through her work in managing the centralised prescription collection service out of Fratton Road.  Sue’s other responsibilities in branch include conducting NHS cardiovascular risk assessments and looking after some of the more vulnerable patients.  She has built a number of relationships with other service providers from local GPs to mental health nurses and is well respected by the local community as a result of this.rowlands pharmacy technician of the year 2012

Head Office Department of the Year – Presented by Kenny Black & Jonathan Kilham, Dr Reddys

Refit & Design

Refit & Design was previously known as Retail Services.  Located at Aston Fields they are responsible for refitting, relocating and upgrading stores.  There are 24 members of staff most of which are field based which shows in their combined mileage for the year which is around a million miles! The department deals with a large amount of external suppliers such as, floor layers, shopfitters, electricians and surveyors.  From initially visiting a shop it can take as little as a week to draw up the plans and order all the equipment for a refit and they can upgrade a pharmacy in a little as 5 days and fully refit a store in less than 2 weeks.  They have upgraded 152 stores to the concept design.  At the end of 2011 the refit and design department had spent 2.6m on upgrading and improving the stores.rowlands excellence award department of the year 2012

Pharmacist of the Year – Presented by Margaret MacRury & Clara Mann, Actavis

Kirstie Church Branch 1409  Calderwood Square Area 15

Kirstie is an enthusiastic young, pharmacist who always goes that extra mile to ensure the needs of all her patients are fully met.  She fully utilises all aspects of  the new pharmacy contract in Scotland. More often than not she can be found in her consultation room or on our retrieval area delivering smoking cessation advice, prescribing minor ailments or counselling patients on their medication. She is an excellent team player and a great ambassador for Rowlands Pharmacy.  Most recently she has worked in collaboration with Glasgow and Clyde Health Board to train fellow pharmacists on all the new aspects of the pharmacy contract.  She has also been fully involved in the successful implementation of the Chronic Medication Service, resulting in all 42 Rowlands branches located in Scotland, meeting their target at the end of 2011.pharmacist-of-the-year-rowlands-pharmacy rowlands exellence awards

Pre Registration Pharmacist of the Year – Presented by Sandra Hutchinson & Tony Cordrey, Sandoz

Sarah Patterson

Sarah is a pleasure to work with & very supportive of the team.  She approaches all tasks in a professional and positive manner and has had a very positive impact on staff through supporting staff training.  She has worked with the team to develop services and support team confidence and competence in promotion and delivery of services within the pharmacy.  Sarah has proactively worked with the staff to support stronger patient engagement and built a strong working partnership with local nursing homes and GPs by volunteering to do medication reviews and risk assessments for the chronic medication service.  She has made the transition from Saturday girl to Pre-Reg seamlessly and is a huge asset to both the pharmacy and the company.pre-registratation-pharmacist-of-the-year

Area Manager of the Year – Presented by Jill Chiwara, Steve Charnock & Colm Magee, Teva

Tania Meagher

Tania has been the Area Manager of Area 20 for just over four years now and after the initial problems of dealing with the Nucare acquisitions has had some notable successes in the last 12 months.  These include Area 20 being the only English Area in the Company to beat its items budget finishing the year 0.8% above budget and plus 4.6% on the previous year.  From October, Area 20 was the first Area to have all shops complete their 6 NMS and hence get all the implementation fees.  The standards in all of Tania’s shops have been complimented by Marketing Department whilst completing the EPOS ticket rollout.
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Branch of the Year – Presented by Chris Cooper & Chris Silverwood, Bayer

Parkfield Branch 1072  Area 13

The team at Parkfield, led by Habib, have a real passion for delivering excellent customer service.  They were one of the first concept stores as we were sure their positive attitude would guarantee success. They have a great relationship with their surgery, which includes Habib doing weekly medication reviews for them.  The team are always looking for opportunities to grow their business and have started this year with a bang beating budget by 5% in February. rowlands pharmacy branch of the year

Outstanding Achievement Award – Presented by Ian Cowan & Geoff Foots, Guerilla

Stephen Frostick  1573 Bentalls  Area 20

Stephen went to deliver to a regular patient, and upon arriving at the flat opened the downstairs door which is left unlocked, called up the stairs but didn’t get a response. He took the script back to the branch with the intention of trying again later.  When Stephen went to deliver the second time, he again called up the stairs and this time heard groaning.  Not knowing what state the elderly lady customer was in, he rushed back to the pharmacy and brought back another two members of staff to the flat.  They found the lady collapsed on the floor and starting to turn blue.  The paramedics were called and when they had finished attending to the lady, the paramedic told Stephen, and the other two members of staff that if Stephen hadn’t gone back to get help, the lady would have only survived for a few more hours.  Fortunately our customer did get better and Stephen is still delivering to her.

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Sponsors and Presenters

Mike Johnson & Trevor Gore, Reckitts

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Stefan Pflug & Jonathon Berkson, Hill Dickinson

Stefan Pflug & Jonathon Berkson, Hill Dickinson

Neil Topping & Angela Langley, Pfizer

Neil Topping & Angela Langley, Pfizer

Kenny Black & Jonathan Kilham, Dr Reddys

Kenny Black & Jonathan Kilham, Dr Reddys

Margaret MacRury and Clara Mann, Actavis

 Margaret MacRury & Peter Kelly, Actavis

 Sandra Hutchinson & Tony Cordrey, Sandoz

 Sandra Hutchinson & Tony Cordrey, Sandoz

Jill Chiwara, Steve Charnock, Colm Magee, Teva

Jill Chiwara, Steve Charnock & Alex Johnson, Teva

Chris Cooper & Chris Silverwood, Bayer

Chris Cooper & Chris Silverwood, Bayer

Ian Cowan & Geoff Foots, Guerilla

Ian Cowan & geoff foots, Guerilla

Champagne Reception the Radisson Hotel Manchester

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The Room and Decor

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Rowlands Pharmacy Christmas Party 2011

Rowlands Pharmacy celebrated another year of hard work in style with their annual Christmas party. The venue was the new Crown Plazza hotel in Manchester and the fancy dress theme was international dress. As you can see from the pictures everybody made a real effort to get dressed up and in the party spirit and it wasn’t long before the party Spirit was in them. Hope you all enjoy viewing the pictures as much as I enjoyed taking them.

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Sunday Girl Jade Williams and Sam Clark

sunday girl jade williams professional photography. Photos of jade williams and sam clarkSunday Girl Jade Williams performing at the Tower Fm Awards 2001 along with Sam Clark formerly who you may recognise from the Australian Soap Neighbourssam clark neighbours.sunday girl jade williams performing tower fm awards
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Rowlands Pharmacy Scaling New Heights for Charity

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Andy Gemmel Steve Charnock David Young, Sarah Gower, James Allen, Andy , Black, Susan Black, Mike Johnson, Vicky Wilson

As part of their ongoing charity appeal for the NSPCC the staff and managers from Rowlands Pharmacy scaled new heights to raise an additional £1250 for the NSPCC. Most people who are new to abseiling usually start off on an indoor climbing wall about 20 ft above the ground but not the team from Rowlands. They decided to abseil from one of the tallest and most imposing buildings in Merseyside, Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral. And as you can see from the pictures the weather was not exactly what you would call pleasant. The team of intrepid explorers are :

Andy Gemmel
Steve Charnock
Neil Stewart
David Young
Sarah Gower
James Allen
Andy Farr
Kenny Black
Susan Black
Mike Johnson
Vicky Wilson

And a special Mention goes to James Allen who was so laid back about the whole thing he actually did it in his Pyjamas!

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Neil Stewart abseil off liverpool cathedral for NSPCC

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Rowlands Pharmacy Annual Charity Ball in aid of NSPCC

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“Go West Life Is Peaceful There……or is it

Big Chief black welcomes all the Cowboys, Cowgirls and Indians to the Annual Hoedown in aid of the NSPCC. Big Chief black is the chief of a tribe of local Medicine men jointly known as Rowlands Pharmacy. Big Chief Black has no idea HOW the hoedown will turn out but expects some of the evening will be Good, a lot of the evening to be Bad and most of the night will be Ugly.fancy dress party rowlands pharmacyLast night big chief black, a powerful medicine man, had a dream that outlaws would come to the hoedown and shoot up the town so the jailhouse is ready.fake jail in conference roomBig Chief Black holds a council of war with the local sheriff who tells him to tell the jailer about his dreamman dressed as red indian talks to man dressed as mexicanAn hour before sundown the saloon is quiet with only the deputy having a shot of liquor before the town’s folk ride into town.man stood at bar in cowboy fancy dress, bar decorated in american flagsBig Chief Black show’s the tribal markings of all the local Medicine men that supply potions and lotions to the local medicine men known as Rowlands Pharmacyman in red indian costume stood on stage at conferenceBig Chief black is amazed by the NSPCC squaw’s audio visual black magic and needs some fire waterfancy dress couple on stage The annual hoedown kicks off with a magnificent performance by the early ancestors of the village peoplepeople in fancy dress It sure ain’t long before some outlaws turn up and big chief black holds them at gun point until the sheriff arrives.people in fancy dress with hands on their headsWhere is the Sheriff when Big Chief Black needs his help with the Outlaws….oh there he is with his deputy cracking open a bottle of fire water from the french reservation.men dressed as cowboysBig Chief Black has had a belly full of this no good womanising, hard drinking sheriff and offers a reward to round up a possy.people in fancy dressThe sheriff should look at the state of this old timer who has been drinking fire water from the french reservation most of his liferowlands fancy dress ballMore outlaws are rounded up by the possy and this time they have caught the deputy drunk as skunk falling out the door of the house of ill repute.men in cowboy fancy dress on stageThis next bunch of outlaws snitch on the sheriff for being a no good whoring drunk who spends most of the day drinking fire water from the french reservation with the old timer.men and women in fancy dressBig Chief black has had a belly full of this no good hard drinking, whoring sheriff and throws him in the Jailhouse. men in cowboy fancy dress in false jailIt ain’t long before the no good whoring, hard drinking sheriff attempts to bride the Jailers.men in mexican fancy dress outside a false jailhousThe hoedown is hotting up and the Jailhouse if filling up…much to the delight of the no good whoring, hard drinking sheriff.people in fancy dress in fake jailhouseA local medicine man and supplier of lotions and potions to Rowlands Pharmacy is also thrown into jail by Big Chief black because his prices disrespect the chiefs budget.man in fake jail at fancy dress eventMore of the Sheriff’s crooked gang are rounded up and thrown into jail but they just can’t stop trying to bribe the guardsmen in cowboy and mexican fancy dressThese two have just returned from Broke Back Mountain and have decided to come out to the hoedown to celebrate.men dressed in fancy dress cowboysBig Chief black show’s the wanted posters of “Big little Poo Shooter” and the Saloon girl who goes by the name of ” you can have your cake and eat it” because the drums have told him they are heading for the hoedown and trouble ain’t far behind them.man in red indian costume on stage at conferenceBig Chief black is ready with warrants for their arrest’s and they gonna be well hung by sunset.red indians and cowboys in fancy dress at conferenceBig chief black attempts to buy a saloon girl to join his many wives on the reservation but she is highly insulted by the price he offers.cowboy fancy dress at holiday inn runcornThis one looks like she may accept Big Chief blacks offer of a lame horse and a chance to abseil down the side of a church on the scouse reservation.man and women in cowboy fancy dressBig Chief black is having no luck with the saloon girls but he looks like he may have cracked it with Woody from Toy Story.men dressed as cowboy and indian in fancy dressBig Chief Black is happy because the saloon girls are also laughing at the price they are offered from the cowboys. Your Humble Narrator is running out of inspiration and will return after a few more pictures.men in fancy dressmen and women dressed as cowboys and indiansmen and women in fancy dresswomen dressed as cowgirls in fancy dressmen dress in cowboy and indian fancy dresscowboy and indian fancy dress ball Looks like old crazy horse has been on the fire water again and big chief black is thinking of claiming the first scalp of the evening.cowboy and indian fancy dress ball At last a saloon girls finally accepts big chief blacks proposal of a lame horse and a chance to abseil down the side of a church on the scouse reservation.cowboy and indian fancy dress ball Meanwhile back at the Jailhouse the boys from broke back mountain are edging their bets that the Sheriff has been in jail long enough and is ready for a ride up the broke back. And if he isn’t they have laced the profiteroles with horse tranquilizers  cowboy and indian fancy dress ball While the broke back boys are trying to turn the sheriff a cowgirl  attempts a jail break.women dressed as cowgirl in fake jail house at partyBut that no good whoring, hard drinking sheriff ain’t for turning and makes a move on the cowgirl.women dressed as cowgirl in fake jail house at partyBut the cow girl is a horse breaker and does not want to be broken herself so she cries out for help from another cowgirl.women dressed as cowgirl in fake jail house at partyThe other cowgirl arrives but now that no good whoring hard drinking sheriff has got them both cornered and is trying to plow them with liquor. women dressed as cowgirl in fake jail house at partywomen dressed as cowgirl in fake jail house at partyBut where are the jailers when all this is going on….how the hell did they get locked in their own jail….that no good sheriff will do anything to have his wicked way.to men dressed in mexican fancy dress in fake jailhouseHere comes the possy and the sheriff attempts to scale the jail house walls.women dressed as cowgirl in fake jail house at partywomen dressed as cowgirl in fake jail house at partyZorrow has been arrested and is being auctioned off to the highest bidder…this cowgirl wants to have her wicked way with him.women dressed as cowgirl in fake jail house at partyBut she is out bid for Zorrow by crazy horse who the Mexican boys have seen around riding on broke back.women dressed as cowgirl in fake jail house at partyBig chief black is having non of it because, as an experienced medicine man, he knows these broke back boys spread like wild fire. He calls to one of the broke back boys.women dressed as cowgirl in fake jail house at partyHe knows the only medicine is an old Indian remedy ” forced female observation”, usually done on the reservation.  So he locks up one of the saloon girls and forces one of the broke back boys to remove his mustache and observe the female saloon girl. But alas the Broke back ain’t for turning and simply heckles the saloon girl.women dressed as cowgirl in fake jail house at partyBig Chief Black’s prediction is coming true, broke back fever is spreading around the hoedown like wild fire.men in cowboys and indians fancy dressThe cowgirls are entertaining themselves and one of them is making a break from jail in case she has to swap her cowboy boots for big white training shoes.men in cowboys and indians fancy dressmen in cowboys and indians fancy dresscowgirls and cowboys in fancy dressmen in cowboys and indians fancy dressmen in cowboys and indians fancy dressmen in cowboys and indians fancy dressmen in cowboys and indians fancy dressmen in cowboys and indians fancy dressmen in cowboys and indians fancy dressmen in cowboys and indians fancy dressmen in cowboys and indians fancy dressmen in cowboys and indians fancy dressmen in cowboys and indians fancy dressmen in cowboys and indians fancy dressmen in cowboys and indians fancy dressmen in cowboys and indians fancy dressmen in cowboys and indians fancy dressmen in cowboys and indians fancy dressmen in cowboys and indians fancy dressmen in cowboys and indians fancy dressmen in cowboys and indians fancy dressmen in cowboys and indians fancy dressmen in cowboys and indians fancy dressmen in cowboys and indians fancy dressmen in cowboys and indians fancy dressmen in cowboys and indians fancy dressmen in cowboys and indians fancy dressmen in cowboys and indians fancy dressmen in cowboys and indians fancy dressmen in cowboys and indians fancy dressmen in cowboys and indians fancy dressmen in cowboys and indians fancy dressmen in cowboys and indians fancy dressmen in cowboys and indians fancy dressmen in cowboys and indians fancy dressmen in cowboys and indians fancy dressmen in cowboys and indians fancy dressmen in cowboys and indians fancy dresslady dressed as cowgirlmen in cowboys and indians fancy dressmen in cowboys and indians fancy dressmen in cowboys and indians fancy dressmen in cowboys and indians fancy dressmen in cowboys and indians fancy dressmen in cowboys and indians fancy dressmen in cowboys and indians fancy dressmen in cowboys and indians fancy dressmen in cowboys and indians fancy dressmen in cowboys and indians fancy dressmen in cowboys and indians fancy dressmen in cowboys and indians fancy dressman dressed as wild west old timermen in cowboys and indians fancy dresssaloon girls

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