A PHARMACY that has its patients care at the hard of its services has been nominated for two of our awards.

The New Inn Pharmacy near Pontypool was nominated for the Pharmacy of the Year and the Together We Achieve Awards in the South Wales Argus Health and Care Awards.

Pharmacist and owner Craig Hinks said that the staff are “delighted” to be nominated for the awards.

He said: “The team work very hard to look after patients and many of them have been with us a long time. We do our part to deliver the best service.”

The Pharmacy of the Year award is presented to a pharmacy that stands out for the level of care they provide.

The Together We Achieve Award, sponsored by the Monmouthshire Building Society Award recognises teams that work together to deliver improved patient care and public health.

The team at the New Inn Pharmacy were nominated for the awards by patients because of the outstanding service they provide in the community.

Mr Hinks added that the work of pharmacies has changed significantly in recent years and that they now offer a much wider range of services than just providing prescriptions.

They also moved to larger premises in 2016 which means they can offer more to the community.

“We look after people from cradle to grave,” Mr Hinks said. “Things have especially changed a lot for our older patients and there are more systems in place to help them manage their medication better.

“The important thing to make a difference for patients and helps keep them well rather than in care or hospital. We try and keep people well and at home as long as possible.”

If you would like to nominate someone then you still have time to enter your nominations for the South Wales Argus Health and Care Awards.

If you know someone who deserves some recognition then you can nominate individuals and organisations in the 15 categories.

Nominating someone, or an organisation, in any of the categories is free and can be done by filling in the simple online form at southwalesargus.co.uk/healthandcareawards.

There are category sponsorship opportunities within this showcase event. For more information contact Cathy Parsons Head of Events on 01633 777126 or 07977967777