Bedminster Pharmacy’s Ade Williams receives RPS Charter Award

Ade Williams MBE, FRPharmS, your local pharmacist at Bedminster Pharmacy, awarded prestigious Charter Award

Ade Williams MBE, FRPharmS, is a prominent figure in the South Bristol healthcare community at the multi-award-winning Bedminster Pharmacy. Ade has consistently demonstrated the pharmacy’s role in providing comprehensive and affordable healthcare to the local community.

RPS CEO Paul Bennett, said: “Ade’s outstanding contributions to both the RPS and the wider pharmacy profession exemplify the highest standards of commitment to improving pharmacy practice and patient care. We congratulate Ade on this well-deserved award and look forward to seeing his continued impact on the pharmacy profession.”

RPS president, professor Claire Anderson, said: “Ade’s hard work and dedication has made a big difference in patient care and public health. Ade’s efforts in promoting vaccination access and supporting the community during challenging times highlights his commitment to the profession. It is a privilege to present the Charter award to Ade and I congratulate him on this and all of his achievements.”

Ade’s dedication to pharmacy and patient care has been widely recognised. In 2022, he was awarded an MBE for his service to the NHS. He is an RPS Fellow and was named an NHS Vaccine Hero for his efforts in promoting vaccination access and uptake. 

He was a prescribing pharmacist in the Clinical Team at Broadmead Medical Practice and was recently appointed member of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). 

Ade was also awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science Degree by the University of the West of England (UWE).

Ade Williams, MBE, said: “Receiving the RPS Charter Award is profoundly humbling. My first college tutor, Caroline Cook, a pharmacist, instilled in me the importance of ‘seeing people’, a lesson Jess, my pharmacist-wife, defined by her example. 

“I am privileged that the pharmacy profession allows us to embody such transformative values unapologetically. Liberating people from ill health and social injustice, not only enhances dignity and quality of life but also sows seeds of hope. The trust and confidence the public places in pharmacy teams inspire us, especially me, to strive daily to make a difference within and beyond the confines of pharmacy premises.

“I am deeply grateful for the goodwill, generosity, and encouragement of so many who have enabled me in this pursuit. However, I owe an irredeemable debt to all community pharmacy colleagues. Our collective dedication and sacrifice frame pharmacy’s narrative as stalwarts of the NHS is possible because of the deep affection of the many communities who have adopted us into their hearts.”

Bedminster Pharmacy: 4-6 Cannon St, Bedminster, Bristol BS3 1BN

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