Turn it Purple Pharmacy of the Year Award
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 on the 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 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.
Click here to get your Turn it Purple Pharmacy pack!
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 new 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.
Every pharmacy who enters for the award will receive a certificate of recognition to display in their pharmacy.
Every pharmacy that takes part in the campaign and enters for the award will receive a certificate of recognition to display in their pharmacy! The winner will receive…
- The ‘Turn it Purple’ Pharmacy of the Year Award and PCA ‘goody bag’
- Publicity in leading pharmacy magazines which will be received by all UK pharmacies
- Recognition across Pancreatic Cancer Action’s social media channels and website with an average reach of 75,000 people a week
- A profile on your pharmacy in Pancreatic Cancer Action’s Action Magazine and Turn it Purple toolkit 2019.