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European Business Awards, National Winner

Awards

Sigma Pharmaceuticals is proud to have been named as a national winner in the European Business Awards.

The award is presented to an organisation that can demonstrate the ability to create innovations that improve performance, operational effectiveness and benefit stakeholders. Sigma was recognised for our work to update our warehouse with the latest technology and incorporate the FMD processes required from February this year.

Following this national success, Sigma will now be entered into the next stage of the awards where we will compete against other European businesses in the innovation category.

Pharmacy Funding Consultation Closes Soon

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As part of the five-year funding contract for England, the Department of Health and Social Care launched a consultation on a series of drug reimbursement reforms for community pharmacy.

Speaking in C+D, our Chairman and Co-Founder Dr Bharat Shah CBE, said “this is the most important consultation as far as remuneration in pharmacy is concerned”. Dr Shah, CBE recorded a webinar on the contents of the consultation where he summarises the details and provides more information on the feedback process. You can access the webinar on the link below.

https://vimeo.com/359314658/d64d250147

The consultation is open until Tuesday 17th September at 11:59 pm and can only have the desired impact of reforming the system if there is an overwhelming response so we would recommend you review the contents of the consultation and give input on the link below.

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/community-pharmacy-drug-reimbursement-reform

 

Sigma are proud winners in the National Family Business Awards 2019

Awards

Sigma are very proud to have been named national champions in the Health and Care Services section of the National Family Business Awards 2019 which were held at Wembley Stadium this month. This is the only award to nationally recognise family business, judging on values and being an extraordinary family firm. As a second-generation family business that continues to thrive and grow, this rewards the contribution of our extended family of over 300 valued colleagues.

The judges were particularly impressed with how the family and business values are aligned, which was highlighted in the above-average length of service of our staff and the relationships with our customers. We really appreciate the contribution of all our staff and the continuing support of all our customers and suppliers.

Sigma Announces chosen charity for 2020

Charity, General

Sigma Pharmaceuticals plc are pleased to announce that they have adopted the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust as their chosen sponsored Charity for 2020.

Established in 1997, the Air Ambulance Service is a charity funded service and is kept airborne thanks to the generosity of those who make donations, fundraisers and volunteers in aid of the EHAAT.  This is a vital, life-saving service, serving Essex and Herts. Read More

Bharat Shah honoured in Queen’s Birthday List 2019

Awards, General

Sigma Pharmaceuticals plc are pleased to announce that Dr Bharat Shah has been honoured with a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2019.

Dr Bharat ShahThe award was made for ‘services to business, economic growth, exporting, the independent pharmacy sector and philanthropy.’  The honour crowns a long and a distinguished career in the pharmacy profession for Dr Shah.  A highly respected professional and ‘elder statesman for pharmacy’, he has been a passionate advocate for independent community pharmacy, helping the sector raise standards and campaigning for the profession to become an integral part of the enlarged NHS.

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Sigma Welcomes Sir Vince Cable

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Liberal Democrats leader Sir Vince Cable visited Sigma’s automated facility at HD House.

The lib Dem leader, also joined by two Lib Deb European Parliament (MEP) candidates for the East of England, Barbara Gibson and Lucy Nethsingha, as well as the mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor, stressed the need to work together with pharmacists to deliver the best health outcome for the nation.

Sigma are Finalists

Awards

Sigma are proud to have received a golden balloon this week announcing them as finalists at the upcoming 2019 National Family Business Awards being held at Wembley on 13th July.  The Health and Care Services category recognises family-owned businesses who provide health and care services in our communities.

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Proud recipients of two awards at the recent Biz4Biz Awards

Awards, General

Sigma Pharmaceuticals plc were proud to receive a ‘double honour’ at the recent Biz4Biz Awards 2019.

Not only did they collect the ‘Best Family Business Award 2019’, which recognises  decision-making influenced by multiple generations of a family and who are closely aligned with the company through leadership or ownership, but were also bowled over to also receive the ‘Best Business Of The Year 2019 Award’. Read More

Sigma’s first UK Seminar is a hit

Conference

Sunday 28th April saw Sigma host its first UK Seminar where customers could gather and discuss the core topics affecting Independent Pharmacists today.

We were pleased to be joined by speakers from the PSNC, NPA and NEL LPC covering topics such as PSNC’s collective priorities for 2019, Patient safety incidents, including LASA, a new service model for the 21st century and remembering to look after ourselves as well as our patients.

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