RPS celebrates ‘outstanding contributions to the pharmacy field’ with three new awards

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) announced three new awards – the Daniel Thomas Award, the OPERA Award and the Barnett Award – at its annual
conference on Friday.

RPS President Professor Claire Anderson said each award recognises “exceptional contributions to the pharmacy field.”

The Daniel Thomas Award recognises pharmacists or pharmaceutical scientists who died while actively practising in the profession.

It is named after Daniel Thomas, a pharmacist who died during the First World War in 1917 while serving with the Royal Army Medical Corps.

The Outstanding Pharmacy Early-Career Researcher Award or OPERA Award recognises the achievements of early-career researchers within the pharmacy field.