Nightingale Hospital pharmacy top among Queen’s Birthday Honors
The senior pharmacist at Nightingale Hospital in London was among the recipients of the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honors List, which focused on frontline responders and community volunteers during the COVID-19 pandemic .
Jatinder Harchowal, Chief Pharmacist and Quality Improvement Officer at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, received an MBE for service to the pharmacy profession, particularly during the pandemic.
Harchowal, chairman of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Hospital Expert Advisory Group, was appointed Director of Pharmacy at NHS Nightingale Hospital in London in March 2020.
There, he led the specification and set-up of the pharmacy service, which was completed within nine days, including the recruitment and onboarding of a new pharmacy team.
Harchowal spent eight weeks away from home to make sure the hospital was ready to receive and care for patients safely. Upon his return to the Royal Marsden, he led the hospital’s Cancer Hub, ensuring patients receive essential surgery during the pandemic.
“I am incredibly honored, touched and proud to receive this award,” said Harchowal, adding that he was proud of what the entire Nightingale team has accomplished.
“I am extremely grateful for the support that Cally [Marsden, chief executive of The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust] and the Royal Marsden team gave me during my secondment to Nightingale and allowed me, upon my return, to play a role in The Royal Marsden Cancer Hub to help as many patients as possible access breast surgery. cancer they needed.
“I am also particularly proud that this award recognizes the important work of pharmacists and the NHS pharmacy teams. I could not have done anything without the support of my colleagues at Nightingale, Royal Marsden and my family.
Asgher Mohammed, director of Abbey Chemist in Paisley, received an MBE for his pharmacy and charity services.
“Serving the community through my pharmacy and my charitable work has been both a privilege and my passion,” Mohammed said in a statement. “It was motivated by my Islamic faith. I am deeply honored to receive this prestigious award and I sincerely want to thank everyone who made it possible.
Faisal Tuddy, pharmacist superintendent at ASDA, responsible for the store’s 225 pharmacies, received the British Empire Medal for service to the pharmaceutical industry during COVID-19. Tuddy was recognized for his efforts to keep the store’s pharmacies operational throughout the pandemic.
Tuddy said he was “honored and humbled” to accept the medal, adding that it was “a testament to the incredible work of all of our in-store pharmacy teams and the support of my colleagues at head office.”
“They all really stepped up to go above and beyond to take care of our patients when they needed us most. It is an absolute pleasure to work with so many dedicated people, ”he continued.
Jayne Lawrence, Head of Pharmacy and Optometry at the University of Manchester, received an MBE for services rendered in pharmaceutical research. Lawrence is a member of RPS and was the Society’s Chief Scientist from April 2007 to March 2017.
“I am delighted to have received the award and I feel truly honored,” said Lawrence.
“Throughout my time as an academic, I stuck with my pharmacy education and tried to serve the profession, but at the same time [time] satisfy my passion for scientific research. I feel privileged to have been able to work and contribute to pharmacy and pharmaceutical science, and the Queen’s Prize is most certainly marzipan, the icing on the cake!
Other individuals recognized on the Honor Roll included Mark Timoney, Pharmaceutical Director for Northern Ireland from 2013 to 2019, who received an OBE for Pharmacy Services; Emma Walmsley, Managing Director of GlaxoSmithKline, awarded a DBE for her service to industry and pharmaceutical companies; and David Webb, Christison Chair in Therapeutics and Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Edinburgh, who received an OBE for research and teaching services in clinical pharmacology.