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Ade Williams recognised with MBE

Pancreatic Cancer Action's Pharmacist Ambassador, Ade Williams, has been recognised in the New Year's Honours list and awarded an MBE!

Ade Williams Receives MBE

The Pancreatic Cancer Action team is pleased to congratulate our Pharmacist Ambassador, Ade Williams, on being awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours List.

Ade, who is Bedminster Pharmacy Superintendent Pharmacist, was awarded the MBE for his services to the NHS and to the community in South Bristol, particularly during COVID-19. The effort of Ade and his team in helping deliver 50,000 COVID-19 jabs since the start of the vaccination rollout,  as well as running a non-stop 13-hour clinic where 1,617 vaccinations were given at the end of last year, was part of the reason he received the award.

On his award, speaking to the NHS England and NHS Improvement South West, Ade said: “I feel very undeserving, what I do is what everybody who works in the NHS does.

“What the honour represents is the story of our unique community in South Bristol. How its enormous generosity to reach out and support each other has made sure that no one is left behind. There have been so many examples of the generosity of spirit, such as people who have taken breaks from homeschooling and their own lives to stand in the cold for hours to welcome people for their vaccination or deliver prescriptions.

“It is very humbling and empowering to see that when we all work together, good things can happen for everyone. It truly represents the community and the NHS at its very best. What a privilege and honour to contribute to both.”

For Pancreatic Cancer Action, Ade actively works to increase public understanding of community pharmacies, the work they do and their role within the NHS. Ade also highlights the way to broaden access to the extensive expertise offered by the whole pharmacy team.

On hearing about his award, Pancreatic Cancer Action Founder & CEO, Ali Stunt, said:

"Ade works tirelessly to promote health awareness, including that of pancreatic cancer, and I am delighted to hear he has been awarded an MBE. This honour is so very well deserved and I am proud that he is our Pharmacist Ambassador. Congratulations, Ade!"