Mar 9 2012 by Stuart Wilson, Ayrshire Post (main ed)
HE’S been named Scotland’s top pharmacist.
But dedicated David Noon is more interested in paying tribute to his staff than himself.
The hard working award winner, who runs the Co-op Pharmacy in Mauchline, has picked up a top gong at the glittering Scottish Pharmacist Awards.
But he confessed: “I think this success really is a testimony to the team which I work with – everyone is extremely hard-working and very willing to be so supportive.”
David, manager at the Loudoun Street branch, finally saw his commitment to the community recognised when he won the prestigious Pharmacist of the Year award.
David fought off tough competition from other pharmacists from across Scotland to win the prize.
The independent judging panel applauded David for his very supportive and professional nature, as well as the high quality of pharmaceutical care which he offers his community.
In addition to his duties as pharmacy manager, David has shown exemplary commitment to bolstering health and social well-being in his corner of East Ayrshire.
He works very closely with the area’s social services department to support the care workers within the local communities and also within an educational role for the carers and the patients themselves.
He holds regular meetings with key contacts in social services, raising and discussing patient care matters.
After winning his award, a delighted David said: “I was very shocked to be nominated and even more surprised to be the winner, I am so pleased.
“I have been nominated for awards before and never won so this is truly an honour I will always look back on and feel proud about.
“The CHEMI trophy is on the front counter, it’s certainly attracted the attention of the customers, especially as the Scottish Pharmacist Ball was the same weekend as the Oscars, the trophies look very similar.
“But unfortunately nobody has believed I won Best Actor yet.”