Pharmacist passes praise on to team after health award nomination

Sunderland Echo Health Awards nominee, Jaz Singh of Penshaw Pharmacy with his team

Sunderland Echo Health Awards nominee, Jaz Singh of Penshaw Pharmacy with his team

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Humble Jaz Singh was keen to pass on the praise to his excellent team after he was nominated for a health award.

The man who founded and set up the Penshaw Pharmacy in Penshaw has been described as down to earth, and someone who would go to any lengths to help others.

Sunderland Echo Health Awards nominee, Jaz Singh of Penshaw Pharmacy.

Sunderland Echo Health Awards nominee, Jaz Singh of Penshaw Pharmacy.

His caring attitude his won him a nomination for a Sunderland Echo Health Award. But Jaz, originally from Teesside and who set up the pharmacy in September 2012, said: “It’s the team that works with me that makes this possible.”

One nomination for him said: “He provides a spectacular service within the pharmacy. He is down to earth, genuinely concerned, very pleasant and approachable and will go to any length to help you.”

Another said: “He treats you no different to what he would a close friend. He takes any problem on without a hassle and has an excellent collection and delivery service within the pharmacy.”

Jaz studied at Sunderland University and decided to return to the area when he took the decision to set up a pharmacy.

Patient feedback is the best part of the job. There is nothing better than putting a smile on their face. We try our best to make sure they are happy, get the medication they need and with the least inconvenience to the patient

Jaz Singh, owner of Penshaw Pharmacy

He now has nine staff and 6,000 patients on his books and said the best part of his job was “patient feedback for sure.

“There is nothing better than putting a smile on their face.

“We try our best to make sure they are happy, get the medication they need and with the least inconvenience to the patient.”

The awards are well under way and all we need now is for you to highlight the people who have helped you most.

The very best will make it to our grand finals at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland on April 14.

Before then, you have plenty of time to nominate with a deadline of March 31.

Make sure our unsung heroes get the limelight they deserve.

To nominate, send your name, address and telephone number, the name of the business or person you wish to nominate, along with their address, telephone number and email (if known) to us.

State which category your nomination applies to (from the list of categories) and provide a description of the reasons for your nomination (no more than 300 words)

Post your nomination to: Nicola Meldrum, Alexander House, Second Floor, Rainton Bridge Business Park, Houghton, Sunderland, DH4 5RA.

Alternatively, email nicola.meldrum@jpress.co.uk or lynn.wild@jpress.co.uk.

The categories

Care Worker of the Year.

Dentist of the Year.

Dental Nurse of the Year.

Midwife of the Year.

Health Care Assistant of the Year.

GP of the Year.

GP Practice of the Year.

Nurse of the Year.

Hospital Doctor of the Year.

Health Team of the Year.

Pharmacist of the Year.

Health Volunteer Award.

Customer Service Award.

Optometrist of the Year Award.