The team at Cadham Pharmacy have been recognised in parliament. Seven members of parliament brought a motion in support of the innovative work achieved at Cadham by pharmacist owner Bernadette Brown and her team.
The early day motion passed by the seven MPs reads as follows:
“That this House commends the ongoing hard work by all of the staff from Cadham Pharmacy in Cadham, Glenrothes, in going above and beyond to serve the local community.
“It recognises Bernadette Brown and her hardworking staff’s commitment to providing additional services in the pharmacy to reduce the burden on local NHS resources and to offer more access to health services during out of hours.
“It congratulates Maree Ferguson on becoming an independent prescriber and on winning Pharmacist of the Year 2019 at the Scottish Pharmacy Awards.
“It further congratulates the team on winning two Scottish Pharmacy Awards in 2018 for Respiratory and for Innovative Use of Technology in a Community Pharmacy as well as the Corporate LiveWire Global Award for Asthma Clinic of the Year 2018 and the Scottish Pharmacy Award 2019 for Health Promotion.
“It thanks them for everything that they do to benefit the local community; and wishes the business, staff and customers all the best for Cadham Pharmacy’s continuing success.”
Pharmacist and owner of Cadham Pharmacy Bernadette Brown commented:
“I am so grateful to Peter Grant MP for this motion in the house of commons. It is so rewarding that he recognises the whole team at Cadham. We are especially proud that we are supporting the easing of the local burden in the NHS and improving access for the public to highly qualified healthcare practitioners through our extra services.
“We are most proud of our work in saving lives in asthma and the NHS asthma pilot. Both of our young pharmacists have passed their clinical diplomas with distinction.
“Our independent prescribing clinics provide enhanced triage with a service level agreement now in place with all 7 local GP practices and NHS Fife. We are grateful that the service is funded and supported by the Scottish Government. This is a walk-in service and we can treat many more common clinical conditions such as sinusitis, chest infections, ear, nose and throat conditions, acute exacerbations of asthma and COPD to name a few.
“It has been a lifelong dream to own a pharmacy practice and it is a dream come true to be able to care for the people we serve as part of an integrated care pathway with GP consent and most of all the public trusting us and changing their perception of what a pharmacist means to them in their lives and health.”