Written by healthcare professionals;

Turn it Purple Pharmacy of the Year Award

The 2018 year award is now closed. The Award will re-open later in the year.

Pharmacists and their support staff are well placed to identify key signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer by engaging with patients and by the medications prescribed and bought over the counter. Pharmacies play a crucial role in aiding early diagnosis, which can significantly improve a patient’s chance of survival.

Pancreatic cancer is currently the UK’s fifth biggest cancer killer with one person dying every hour. However, new research shows that by 2026 it will become one of the UK’s top 4 cancer killers and by 2025, deaths form pancreatic cancer are predicted to be 25% higher than breast cancer in the EU.

Taking part in Turn it Purple is a fun way to engage with the team and the local community and raise much needed awareness of pancreatic cancer. It can also help you meet the quality criteria to achieve and maintain a Healthy living Pharmacy status. 

Every November, pharmacies across the UK have taken part in our Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month campaign, Turn it Purple, to help us raise awareness of the disease amongst their local communities. This year, we are awarding one pharmacy with our Turn it Purple Pharmacy of the Year Award to reward their dedication to the cause.

The award will be given to a pharmacy team that demonstrates the best commitment to both raising awareness of pancreatic cancer amongst the public and furthering their own education on pancreatic cancer.

To find out more about our 2018 winners, click here. 

Click here to find out how to take part and enter this November.