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Prize for Dr Gray's pharmacy team

By Lorna Thompson

DR GRAY’S pharmacy team have won national praise for their educational efforts.

The team were recently victorious at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and University of Strathclyde research and development event in Glasgow.

They submitted two of their information posters for the event. Their entry "The advanced pharmacist practitioner, bridging the gap in obstetrics, gynaecology and paediatrics" was one of the six posters selected to be presented at the "poster walk" to showcase the high standard of entries.

(From left) Gayle Anderson with Zoe Sills, Lisa Bayliss and Kathryn Spencer.
(From left) Gayle Anderson with Zoe Sills, Lisa Bayliss and Kathryn Spencer.

The second poster, submitted by Gayle Anderson and Lesley Giblin, titled "Improving education on the safe use of medicines in breastfeeding for FY1 doctors" won the prize for favourite poster, for which the pharmacy duo won a trophy.

Some 70 posters from across all sectors of pharmacy were submitted for the gathering, which involved a networking session, poster walk and prize giving.

Gayle said: "I am a peer supporter for breastfeeding mums as well as being a specialist clinical pharmacist. By combining the two, I can help to support and empower women who have made the choice to breastfeed to do so safely by educating prescribers on the safe use of medicines for breastfeeding mums.

"It is vital that all healthcare professionals continue to follow evidence-based practice when working with breastfeeding mums, and to be there to help support where required."

Lesley added: "We are really proud to receive such recognition for our work.

"We identified a learning need for healthcare professionals locally and this poster shows the improvement made to the knowledge of foundation-year doctors. Improving practice is vital to meeting the needs of families choosing to breastfeed."

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