NCPA is accepting award nominations

June 25, 2012
From staff reports

The National Community Pharmacists Association recently announced that nominations are currently being accepted for several awards that will recognize individual pharmacists who are contributing to independent community pharmacy and patient care.

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) recently announced that nominations are currently being accepted for several awards that will recognize individual pharmacists who are contributing to independent community pharmacy and patient care.

The awards include the Willard B. Simmons Independent Pharmacist of the Year award, named after a long-time NCPA Foundation board member and retired NCPA executive secretary who exemplified outstanding leadership and commitment to independent pharmacy.

A second award, the NCPA Prescription Safety Award, recognizes a pharmacist who works toward educating his or her community about the benefits of the correct use of prescription drug products and the dangers of improper use. The Outstanding Adherence Practitioner Award recognizes a community pharmacist who is committed to improving medication adherence and improving patient outcomes. Finally, the Outstanding Adherence Educator Award recognizes a pharmacy educator making a significant contribution in the area of medication adherence.

“With these awards, NCPA is proud to recognize the work of our members and the invaluable contributions they make every day to our healthcare system,” said Lonny Wilson, DPh, NCPA President and an Oklahoma City pharmacy owner.

According to a statement from the organization, nominations must be received at NCPA headquarters no later than July 20, 2012. Nominations also should be made on an official nomination form, which can be found on the organization’s website.