Rebecca finds formula for success
SCIENCE students have walked away victorious from this year’s North West Pre-Registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician of the Year Awards.
The 10th annual awards took place at the prestigious Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester (MOSI).
Supported by Health Education England’s north west team, the event celebrated the successful completion of training and registration of the region’s newly qualified pharmacy technicians.
Student Ian Johnson, 30, from Manchester, was named Best Academic Achiever, while Rebecca Viney, 24, from Rochdale, won the award for Outstanding Contribution to Pharmacy Services in the Workplace. Rebecca, who was described by her tutor as a conscientious and committed student, completed a very demanding qualification while employed in two jobs – demonstrating the amount of dedication and desire she had to complete her studies.
While undertaking her course Rebecca completed a project on free of charge medicines, in which she looked at supply issues and general issues within the system.
From the audit she carried out she was able to suggest and implement changes to enable the process to become more streamlined and efficient.
Ian would spend his mornings in the college library undertaking research before the day started, as well as spending his evenings there too. The college’s external verification processes highlighted the extent of Ian’s knowledge and understanding, and the word “outstanding” was used on the report he submitted.
Another of the assignments he completed was described as “one of the best submissions of assignment work on college record” by one of his tutors. He achieved distinctions across all modules.
●●Rebecca Viney (centre) receives her award from Barbara Bough from Bowness Pharmacy and Brian Smith of Quintiles IMS