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Pharmacy Staff Do The Double

Staff in our revolutionary Pharmacy Distribution Centre (PDC) have picked up two prestigious awards for innovation.

Gayle Robertson, clinical technical services manager, and her team won the Innovation Award at the Purchasing and Distribution Interest Group (PDI G) Awards.

The team picked up the award for the development of the centralised and automated pharmacy distribution centre, which has revolutionised the distribution of medicines across the organisation.

And in the Alliance Healthcare Awards, our chief distribution technician Adriana Orlandi scooped the National Award in recognition of Innovation within a hospital pharmacy setting.

Adriana, supported by colleagues within the department, introduced nightshifts in May last year at the PDC and within days there were obvious results in the delivery of significant quality improvement.

Talking about both awards Gayle, said: “The scale of the PDC is unique within the NHS and is a great example of how investing in new technology can free up resource and deliver cost savings.

“The nightshift staff have really demonstrated encouraging results by combining an improvement in the PDC performance and an increase in staff morale.

The wider team have demonstrated total commitment working in partnership with PDC management to achieve the desired outcomes.”

Pictured right: (l-r) comedian Alexander Armstrong with Adriana Orlandi, chief distribution technician, and Alan Ball, Alliance Healthcare