Weston Favell pharamcist wins top award

Weston Favell Lloyds Pharmacy manager Amir Ismail
Weston Favell Lloyds Pharmacy manager Amir Ismail

Pharmacist, Amir Ismail, has won the national Caring Colleague of the Year award for the on-going help he’s offered a patient in need.

Amir who manages the Weston Favell LloydsPharmacy was nominated by a patient with Parkinson’s disease for his valued support.

One of six winners announced at a ceremony in London, Amir was nominated by the customer because he goes the extra mile to help.

Amir said: “Being able to help people on a daily basis is why I come to work.

“I’m probably more empathetic towards patients and carers because I have firsthand experience of being a carer myself.

“It’s a very busy pharmacy but I always make sure I take the time to help patients.

“It is heartwarming to be nominated for an award likes this and it’s given me a real spring in my step,”

Amir was invited to visit the Houses of Commons to meet Alistair Burt MP Minister of State for Community and Social Care ahead of the awards gala.

He also received a trophy and £1,000 in high street vouchers plus a one-night stay at a luxury hotel in London and train travel.

The winners were chosen by a panel of five judges, including Baroness Jill Pitkeathley.