Pharmacy staff awarded professional honour

New APTUK Fellow, Shelley Mannion (centre) of Bradford College, with Gill Risby (left) and Gail Holmes (right)

Two pharmacy tutors from Bradford College have been honoured by a prestigious professional body.

Shelley Mannion and Gail Hall have both been made Fellows of the Association of Pharmacy Technicians.

A Fellowship is awarded in recognition of exceptional professional performance or outstanding service contribution to the Pharmacy Technicians profession or to the Association, on either a local or a national level. It is the highest honour that can be bestowed upon a member.

The honours were presented at the annual APTUK conference which was held in Glasgow.

Shelley, who is the Pharmacy Professional Development Lead at Bradford College, said: “Being awarded a Fellow with APTUK was an absolute honour. I am passionate about the role of the Pharmacy Technician and to be recognised for my dedication to the profession was an incredible achievement.

“The future of the Pharmacy Technician is both inspiring and exciting, encouraging me to lead the way for future professional developments.”

Shelley Mannion receives APTUK Fellowship

Shelley Mannion receives her award on stage from Tess Fenn, President of APTUK

Although Gail Hall was unable to attend the ceremony, Shelley was joined by her nominator, Gill Risby, Pharmacy Specialist Education Lead Yorkshire and Humber, Health Education England, and by Gail Holmes, Vocational Science Manager at Bradford College. 

Bradford College offers a range of courses for people working in pharmacy including apprenticeships and with many courses delivered by distance learning using virtual classrooms which sees students log in online communicate with tutors and classmates via video chat. Full details can be found on the college website.