Hartlepool Best of Health: Craig Bingham’s pride at pharmacist of the year nomination

Craig Bingham, West View Pharmacy.
Craig Bingham, West View Pharmacy.

A PHARMACIST has told of his pride after being nominated for a Best of Health honour.

Craig Bingham, 31, is the pharmacy manager of the West View Pharmacy at the Brus Corner in Hartlepool which also has six other staff.

And while he was delighted to be in the running to win the Pharmacist of the Year title, Craig said: “I am one of seven people in the shop. Although it is pharmacist of the year, this reflects on the whole team.”

Craig, originally from Kilmarnock in Scotland, moved to Hartlepool nine years ago. He joined the West View Pharmacy two years ago and said: “I moved down here for work and I am not really looking to go back. It is nice when customers have the opportunity to give feedback like this.”

Craig received a number of nominations. One praised his “good customer relationship. First class service.” Another said Craig was “pleasant, very helpful with advice” and a third commented: “Craig is very approachable when requiring information, explains all medication to you and how to use it.

“He is polite, courteous and a lovely person to speak to when entering the pharmacy.”

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 want 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, either fill in the form on this page, or visit the Hartlepool Mail website and follow the link on the home page.

After the deadline passes, the judges will meet to decide who should be shortlisted in each category.

And then it will be time for the grand finale when we crown our worthy winners.