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Hospital pharmacist's dystopian fiction takes top prize in COVID-19 writing competition

The shortlist for the The Pharmaceutical Journal’s writing competition 2020 has been announced.

Eleanor Harvey, specialist pharmacist in cancer and nutrition at University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

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Eleanor Harvey’s piece ‘More than socially distanced’ shared a dystopian vision of pharmacy, in which malfunctioning robots have replaced contact with human professionals

A hospital pharmacist has bagged the top prize in a writing competition for pharmacy professionals run by The Pharmaceutical Journal.

Eleanor Harvey, specialist pharmacist in cancer and nutrition at University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust, won the Editor’s Prize for her 500-word take on the theme: ‘Post-pandemic pharmacy: a brave new world?’.

Harvey’s entry, entitled ‘More than socially distanced’, shared a dystopian vision of pharmacy, in which malfunctioning robots have replaced contact with human professionals. The piece was praised during judging for its originality, creativity and command of language.

A special prize was also awarded to the best entry from a pharmacy student or preregistration pharmacist. Scott Rutherford, a second-year pharmacy student at the University of Manchester, wrote a thoughtful piece on the inequalities pulled into tight focus by the COVID-19 pandemic, and called on pharmacists to carry on learning to build a “fairer, more accepting profession”.

The Pharmaceutical Journal’s shortlisted entries from the writing competition — now in its third year — are, for the first time, available as a podcast. You can hear our entrants read their stories in their own words below:

 

‘Post-pandemic pharmacy: a brave new world?’ — writing competition finalists

Our shortlisted entries:

Our favourite entry from a pharmacy student or preregistration pharmacist:

Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal DOI: 10.1211/PJ.2020.20208494

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