Top award for meningitis champion

20th December 2018

A meningitis champion who turned his pharmacy orange to raise awareness of the disease has been named Pharmacist of the Year at an annual awards ceremony

Top award for meningitis pharmacy champion

Community pharmacist Ade Williams, from Bedminster Pharmacy in South Bristol, was recognised by the GP Awards for his work, including a pilot pregnancy advisory service targeting at-risk patients and a ‘pulse in the pub’ initiative which saw his team measuring blood pressures in local pubs.

Ade apparently wowed the judges with his commitment to delivering innovative services to his patients and delivering remarkable results. 

In April, staff at the Bedminster Pharmacy helped raise awareness of meningitis by wearing orange and handing out Meningitis Now signs and symptoms cards. (Read more about this here.)

And as part of a partnership with three other local pharmacies, Ade’s team has also been pledging money from their MenB vaccination clinic to support Meningitis Now. The scheme has raised close to an impressive £800 for us already. 

Ade told us, “We started the service after a request by a local family who lost their son. It is the lowest cost service in the South West, offering sibling and group discounts."

“I am keen to build on the success of the meningitis awareness week campaign, and also ensure that our community pharmacy is a champion of your important work.”

Well done Ade – we’re proud to have such an energetic and innovative community worker championing Meningitis Now!