Second award for CPF project highlights joint working in action

Thursday, 23 October 2014
The Community Pharmacy Future (CPF) team has won a second national award which highlights how our teams have worked together to improve outcomes for patients.
The National Association of Primary Care (NAPC) has presented the CPF Project Team with its Joint Working Initiative of the Year 2014 Award. The award recognises organisations that have demonstrated true partnership to bring measureable benefits to the patient population being served. Our entry covered all three CPF services – COPD Case Finding, COPD Support and Four or More Medicines Support.

As well as describing what we have done and the patient outcomes seen as a result, we had to describe the barriers we had identified and overcome. We described how we had used local and national networks to identify the key areas for the services; how the teams had worked together to design and implement the services; how we had communicated with local stakeholders and GP surgeries; how the teams supported each other through feedback and sharing top tips through our “News from the Future” newsletters; and the events and videos we have used to disseminate the results.

Another key criterion for the NAPC judging panel was the potential scalability of the initiative and whether it could be rolled out nationally. This, of course, has always been one of our objectives. The Award was presented to representatives of the CPF Project Team at the NAPC’s gala dinner on 22 October 2014. It was presented by actor Shaun Williamson, known to many as “Barry from Eastenders”.

NAPC Joint Working Award 2014
NAPC Barry and Liz
The NAPC Award for Joint Working Initiative of the Year 2014

Actor Shaun Williamson presenting the award to CPF's Liz Stafford
The Community Pharmacy Future project is a collaboration between
Boots
Well Pharmacies
Lloyds Pharmacy
Rowlands Pharmacy a company of the PHOENIX group