Pharmacy technician speaks of pride after Gazette Best of Health Award win

Daniel Pugh picked up the Pharmacist/Pharmacy Technician of the Year Award at the  Sunderland & South Tyneside Health Awards 2018.
Daniel Pugh picked up the Pharmacist/Pharmacy Technician of the Year Award at the Sunderland & South Tyneside Health Awards 2018.

A pharmacy technician who was recognised for being a ‘true innovator in his field’ has lent his support to this year’s Best of Health Awards.

Daniel Pugh received the Pharmacist/Pharmacy Technician of the Year Award at the Sunderland & South Tyneside Health Awards 2018.

Daniel, who worked at South Tyneside District Hospital at the time of the award, was praised for his skills in IT which saw him introduce a patient safety dispensing error prevention system.

In his former role, Daniel also made an electronic program which has increased the amount of pharmacy medication histories that the department can complete.

His nomination praised him for being a ‘true innovator in his field’ and said his work had made a huge impact.

Since winning the award Daniel has moved on to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead where he works as a lead technician for the medicine systems team at Gateshead NHS Foundation Trust.

He said: “I started my new job in September 2018 and it has been going really well.

“There has been a lot of changes going on at South Tyneside and Sunderland, but everyone has been very supportive throughout that.

“Winning the award was something to feel proud about and it helped to boost morale in the team.”

THE SPONSORS

Once again the Shields Gazette and Sunderland Echo is holding the annual awards in partnership with South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust and City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust.

The sponsors for this year’s awards include Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), and East Coast Fitness.

THE TIMELINE

The deadline for all nominations to be submitted is Friday, April 5, and the judges will meet the following week to decide on the shortlist.

The final will be held at the Roker Hotel, in Sunderland, on Thursday, May 9.

HOW TO ENTER

To nominate, send your name, address and phone number, as well as your email address, if applicable. Send the name of the person you wish to nominate, along with their address, telephone number and email (if known). Remember to include the category you are putting your nominated cause into.

And send a detailed reason as to why you think your nominated person or organisation should be chosen as the winner.

There are three ways you can nominate;

l Email those entries to lynn.wild@jpress.co.uk .

l Send them to Lynn Wild, Alexander House, Second Floor, Rainton Bridge Business Park, Houghton-le-Spring, Sunderland, DH4 5RA.

l Nominate online. Visit the website at http://www.nehealthawards.co.uk.