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Writing competition

Hospital pharmacist wins PJ writing competition

Mark Borthwick, a consultant pharmacist at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, won the Editor's Prize for his entry entitled ‘2039: Pharmacy after the fall’

Mark Borthwick, consultant pharmacist in critical care at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Source: Courtesy of Mark Borthwick

Mark Borthwick's entry entitled ‘2039: Pharmacy after the fall’ looks at how the profession may cope with a dystopian future following Brexit, trade wars and environmental disasters

A consultant pharmacist has scooped the top prize in a writing competition for pharmacists run by The Pharmaceutical Journal.

Mark Borthwick, consultant pharmacist in critical care at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, won the Editor’s Prize for his 500-word take on the topic 'Future Pharmacist'.

His entry entitled ‘2039: Pharmacy after the fall’ looks at how the profession may cope with a dystopian future following Brexit, trade wars and environmental disasters. It was praised during judging for being highly original, well-written and a creative way to address the chosen topic.

A special prize was also awarded to the best entry from a preregistration pharmacist or pharmacy student. Margret Naluyima, a final year pharmacy student at Kingston University London, wrote a thought-provoking piece about how pharmacy should develop over the next decade. 

The Pharmaceutical Journal received more than 30 entries to the competition, which asked readers to write 500 words about the 'Future Pharmacist', with seven shortlisted for the top prize. Please click here to read a selection of the best entries.

'Future Pharmacist' writing competition finalists

Shortlisted entries:

Best of the rest:

Click here to read all the selected entries

 

Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal DOI: 10.1211/PJ.2018.20205154

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