The team at Lindsay & Gilmour are delighted to be shortlisted in three categories at this year’s Chemist and Druggist Awards. Judges for the much-coveted UK-wide industry awards have selected Lindsay & Gilmour as finalists in Manager of The Year, Pharmacy Design of the Year and Trainee of the Year categories.

Managing Director of Lindsay & Gilmour Philip Galt said: “To be shortlisted in not one but three categories at the highly competitive Chemist and Druggist Awards is an outstanding result for everyone at Lindsay & Gilmour. I am delighted that the judging panel have recognised the exceptional commitment to community pharmacy patient care and customer service shown by everyone involved in these shortlisted nominations.”

Lesley-Anne Graham has been shortlisted as Manager of The Year for her tireless work to introduce and develop a team of Dispensers, Technicians, and ACTs to ensure the smooth introduction, running and expansion of the Monitored Dosette System (MDS) Robot (‘Omnicell VBM ‘) across Lindsay & Gilmour’s group of pharmacies.

Thanks to Lesley-Anne’s unwavering commitment, Lindsay & Gilmour became one of the first pharmacy groups in Scotland to introduce this new system, making it easier for patients and their carers to manage complex medication regimes. Lesley-Anne’s training and support for colleagues in her immediate team and beyond has meant that an increasing number of our workforce have the ability to use the Dosette Robot. At every stage, Lesley-Anne was driven with the primary aim of providing the best possible standard of patient care in the community.

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The extensive re-design of our pharmacy in West Calder has been recognised by its inclusion as a Finalist in the Pharmacy Design of the Year category. Under the redevelopment, Lindsay & Gilmour have created an extensive Prescription Dispensing Hub with the long-term potential to serve the medication needs of all 32 pharmacies across our estate in due course.

To date, the team at West Calder currently support the prescription dispensing needs of 10 of our pharmacies across Scotland. As well as quadrupling the size of the pharmacy space in total, the re-design introduced several innovative and industry leading technologies which have and will continue to transform our prescription delivery to patients.

And finally, the commitment to excellence demonstrated by Gemma Bryce at our Forth branch in Lanarkshire impressed the judging panel who have shortlisted her in the Trainee Pharmacist of the Year category.

During the year that Gemma Bryce spent at Lindsay & Gilmour's Forth branch in Lanarkshire, she demonstrated what was described by her manager, Noreen Larsen, as a "genuinely exceptional commitment to learning and achieving the best possible patient outcomes above all else." From her first week at our branch, Gemma hit the ground running and was incredibly hard-working, organised and motivated in all aspects of her training and development. Noreen Larson said: "Gemma was an absolute pleasure to have on our team. She would always be proactive in her learning but wasn't afraid to ask a question if needed. She knew her boundaries but would come to me with a question,

having already researched the answer as best she could." But, above all other areas of excellence, it was Gemma's unwavering devotion to serving the needs of her patients in the small community that made her stand out as the obvious candidate to win this award.

We congratulate all of our shortlisted Chemist and Druggist Awards nominees on this recognition and wish them best of luck for the big night itself on Friday 18th November!