In June, we were really pleased to announce that our Chairman, Dr Bharat Shah, CBE, had been honoured in the Queens Birthday Honours List 2019, and here he is, earlier this month, at Buckingham Palace after receiving his honour from HRH The Prince of Wales.
Dr Shah, CBE was honoured for ‘services to business, economic growth, exporting, the independent pharmacy sector and philanthropy.’ This follows a long and a distinguished career in the pharmacy profession for Dr Shah, CBE, who is 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.
Continuing to support the future of pharmacy Dr Shah, CBE is at the forefront of a Sigma sponsored PhD project, working in conjunction with Bath University, to develop a strategy to ‘inform the future of community pharmacy in the UK’. This academic project aims to define a clear vision for pharmacy up to the year 2025.
Commenting on the award, Dr Shah, CBE said “I am truly humbled by this honour…It is beyond anything that I could have imagined and I hope I can live up to this high accolade bestowed upon me”.