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Marrons’ Pharmacy wins Actavis Academy Training & Mentoring Bursary 

Get Leaner, Faster and Stronger with Actavis

60-year-old Clane-based pharmacy awarded bursary for training and mentoring workshop with Bobby Kerr to get leaner, faster and stronger.

Actavis Ireland are delighted to announce Marrons’ Pharmacy Clane, Co Kildare as the winner of the Actavis Academy Training & Mentoring Bursary. To help them become leaner, faster, stronger, the family-run pharmacy will receive a €5,000 training bursary and a two-day business mentoring workshop with Irish entrepreneur and presenter of Newstalk’s Down-to-Business show, Bobby Kerr. The Actavis Academy Training & Mentoring Bursary is supported by the Irish Pharmacy Union.

Marron’s pharmacy has been serving the people of Clane for 60 years and is well recognised for its contribution to the health of the community. Like many other community pharmacies it is the first port of call for health concerns. By receiving the Actavis Academy Training and Mentoring Bursary Marron’s plan to develop their skills so they can provide a community pharmacy triage service for patients with common ailments such as sore throats and urinary tract infections so they can be referred to the appropriate primary GP or secondary care hospital treatment.

Speaking about the bursary announcement, Tony Hynds, Managing Director, Actavis Ireland said, “We are delighted to award this new Bursary to Marron’s Pharmacy – a fantastic example of the ever-expanding role of pharmacists in Ireland. We received some excellent entries that show the desire for training across a range of disciplines so pharmacies can continue to evolve and provide excellent customer service. To help pharmacists reach their training goals and become leaner, faster and stronger, Actavis will provide further opportunities like this through the Actavis Academy in 2017”.

Actavis is dedicated to providing Irish pharmacists with long-term sustainable value across a broad product portfolio. This is based on taking a partnership approach with pharmacists with value, choice, service and support central to the company’s offering. This initiative builds on the comprehensive training and business development programmes which Actavis already has in place to support partner pharmacies across the country.

Entries were judged by Mary O’Meara, Head of Regulatory Affairs, Actavis Ireland, Bobby Kerr, Irish entrepreneur and businessman and presenter of Newstalk’s Down to Business show and Daragh Connolly, President, Irish Pharmacy Union.
The medical education bursary is sponsored by Actavis.
Pictured here are Marguerite Tierney, Product Manager, Actavis Ireland and Desmond Marron and his grandson Jonathon Morrissey of Marron’s Pharmacy.


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Winner Announced

The judging panel included:
Judge 1: Bobby Kerr
Judge 2: Mary O’Meara, Head of Regulatory Affairs, Actavis
Judge 3: Daragh Connolly, IPU President