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United Drug Business Development (Independent) of the Year 2018 Award

This Award recognizes the pharmacy that can best demonstrate an emphasis on advancement and a proven ability to create, train and develop product. This independent pharmacy will develop business models that substantially improve commercial performance, operational effectiveness or prospects by bringing benefit to the business, its customers and other stakeholders.


The application can be based on the development of a specific product, service or on the repositioning of the organisation. It is not limited solely to innovations of a technological nature. It should demonstrate an innovative approach to creating new business.

Judges will be looking for:

  • Models or systems that improve the impact pharmacists have on patient care, safety and income as well as their professional development.
  • The development of systems or tools for the use in pharmacy which will clearly impact patient care and continue to act as templates for others in the industry to follow.
  • The measurable benefits from a project or initiative, including financial data where possible. These can include statistics that demonstrate added value, profits, customer satisfaction, increased productivity or any other benefit relevant to the project.


Who can Enter?
This category is open to all independent pharmacies. Applications can be made by individuals or by third-party nomination.

All entries will be judged by an independent panel of experts.

The finalists will be announced in the May 2018 edition of Irish Pharmacy News.


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