This November, pharmacies are Turning it Purple and entering our Pharmacy of the Year Award to help raise awareness of pancreatic cancer within their local community.

Turn it PurpleTM takes place during Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month (every November) and is a great opportunity to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer: UK’s fifth biggest cancer killer.

Awareness of the signs, symptoms an risk factors of the disease is essential as there is currently no screening test available.

Pharmacy teams are extremely well placed to identify potential signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer. You can therefore play a crucial role in early diagnosis and improving survival.

Pharmacy of the Year Award

As part of Turn it Purple, we have a Pharmacy of the Year Award and Outstanding Individual Award which aims to recognise pharmacies important role in helping aid early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.

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.

To take take part in our Pharmacy of the Year Award you need to:

  • Order a FREE Turn it Purple pack- click here!
  • Refresh your knowledge of pancreatic cancer by taking our ten minute learning module. It takes just 10 minutes and there is one for pharmacists and for pharmacy teams.
    As well as a printed module inside your pack and a response card with a free post envelope to send off your answers.
  • Raise funds and awareness of pancreatic cancer, be as creative as you like.

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New to 2019!

This year we are so excited to announce that we will also be awarding one person with the Turn it Purple Outstanding Individual Award, which will be awarded to an individual who has gone above and beyond to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer.

To nominate a candidate, simply complete the award application and nominate a staff member you feel has gone the extra mile!


Download our marking criteria here to be ahead of the game!