Pharmacy Superintendent recognised by PM for efforts during pandemic
Community pharmacist Pete Horrocks recently attended a special reception to thank NHS workers for their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic at No 10 Downing Street.
Mr Horrocks, the Superintendent Pharmacist at Knights Pharmacy, was one of a select few NHS workers invited to attend the reception and meet Prime Minister Boris Johnson. He was chosen to represent community pharmacy’s hard work and dedication to supporting their patients and local communities over the past year.
During the reception the Prime Minister listened to guests’ stories of how they and their NHS colleagues had contributed to the pandemic response. In particular, he heard about how a vaccination clinic in Bishop Auckland, run by Knights Pharmacy, has worked in collaboration with the Primary Care Network (PCN) to increase local vaccine uptake and administered over 30,000 doses of the COVID vaccine.
After the event, the PM’s Twitter Account announced:
I was delighted to welcome NHS staff from across the UK to Downing Street yesterday.
I know how tough the pandemic has been on our NHS, but I want to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart. We wouldn’t be where we are today without you. pic.twitter.com/rmipXnAo0b
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) May 25, 2021
Pete Horrocks, the Superintendent Pharmacist at Knights Pharmacy, said:
“It was a great honour to be recognised for the work pharmacies have done. There were less than 20 colleagues from across the NHS, including nurses, doctors and myself, as the only pharmacist. I wish I could have taken every member of my team with me as our achievements have been a whole team effort.
It was great to meet the Prime Minister face to face and hear him speaking openly, taking an individual interest in the attendees. I will never forget this recognition from the PM, and I am so proud to help the NHS in its response to the pandemic.”