A PHARMACIST who is “always willing to go the extra mile” is in the running for an honour.
Ian Bullous admitted he was “flattered” after two different members of the public nominated him for a Best of Health award.
One commented: “He is always really helpful with patients and will always go that extra mile to attain the best possible needs for patients.”
And another said: “Has been dedicated to his profession as a pharmacist for more than 20 years. Not only has he helped a lot of patients along the way, he is dedicated to his job.”
The two nominations means Ian is in the running for both the Pharmacist of the Year crown and the Long Term Achievement title.
He said: “It is very flattering and very pleasing. I would be delighted if I won this.”
Ian is the pharmacy manager at the Co-op Pharmacy in York Road, Hartlepool which has a staff of 11 people. he has been there for around two years and comes originally from Newcastle.
He came to Hartlepool on a job which was originally for six months, but was later offered it permanently.
The following are the sectors in which we hope to find outstanding candidates:
• GP of the Year
• GP Practice of the Year
• Dentist of the Year
• Nurse of the Year
• Team of the Year
• Optometrist of the Year
• Pharmacist of the Year
• Carer of the Year
• Midwife of the Year
• Receptionist of the Year
• Long Term Achievement
• Health Care Apprentice/Student.
Judges are looking for evidence of nominated teams and individuals who consistently deliver quality and show an excellent attitude towards patients in the Hartlepool area.
They want people who get on with their job but whose drive and commitment always shines through, and who goes the extra mile while always keeping in sight the wellbeing of those whose care they are involved in.
It is so easy to give praise to people who really deserve it.
To nominate before May 16, fill in the form on this page.
Then, after the deadline passes, the judges will meet to decide who should be shortlisted in each of the categories.
And then it will be time for the grand finale when we crown our worthy winners, with the Hartlepool Mail there to capture all the excitement of the awards night.