Training Matters is looking for exceptional pharmacy team members to enter this year's Recognition of Excellence Awards.

Now in their fifth year, the Awards acknowledge and reward the excellent and often unsung work of medicines counter assistants, dispensing assistants and pharmacy technicians, who interact with the public on a daily basis. This year there are 11 categories and you can nominate a team member for as many as you wish.

For one of your team to be in with a chance of joining TM at a champagne reception and meal at London’s five-star Dorchester Hotel on 20 June, go to The closing date is March 28.


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