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Buttercups Pre-Registration Trainee Of The Year 2016

Following a highly successful year training over 500 pre-registration trainees and having seen some impressive results in the registration assessment, Buttercups Training is delighted to announce the first winner of its new Pre-registration Trainee of the Year award.

Daniel Jones, a graduate of Manchester University who completed his training at Oldfield Pharmacy in Altrincham, was successfully chosen from a shortlist of learners, all of which were asked submit a piece of written work describing their proudest moment during the pre-registration year. Daniel’s entry detailed a situation where he identified a patient showing signs of serotonin syndrome, which he linked to medication they had recently been prescribed. After conducting some preliminary checks himself in the pharmacy, Daniel ensured the patient was referred appropriately to receive the necessary care.

Whilst working his very first shift as a pharmacist, Daniel heard the good news alongside a patient, in front of whom he admits he found it hard to muffle his delight. On discovering the reason for his joy however, the patient returned later that day with a box of chocolates to congratulate him!

Daniel was presented with his award by Buttercups Pre-registration Tutor Sue Patterson, with Khalid Khan, Pre-registration Co-ordinator for Imaan Pharmacies (formerly Allied Pharmacies) in attendance. Mr Khan commented, "I am delighted Daniel has won this award. He has been a model trainee and an absolute joy to work with. From the outset he won over patients, colleagues and peers with his warmth, professionalism, cultural awareness, boundless energy, excellent clinical knowledge, great sense of humour and above all his caring, person-centred attitude.”

On describing his experience of training during the pre-registration year, Daniel outlines the importance of opportunities for pre-reg’s to be able to meet with other colleagues. “Buttercups’ training days are the perfect solution to this,” he explains “not only that, but you get teaching on a variety of clinical areas, access to a great range of online resources and access to a support network of vastly experienced pharmacists to help you along the way.”

In addition to £100 in Amazon vouchers and a prestigious trophy, Daniel also receives a place on Buttercups’ new Leadership for Pharmacy Managers workshop this November. Based on the RPS Leadership Development Framework, this one-day workshop is beneficial to all pharmacists and pharmacy technicians entering management roles for the first time or looking to improve existing leadership skills in the workplace and beyond.

Since qualifying Daniel spent a few weeks working as a locum community pharmacist but has now taken up a post as Clinical Pharmacist at Macclesfield Hospital in Cheshire.

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