Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Fédération Internationale Pharmaceutique (FIP)

Professor Theo Raynor is the proud recipient of the “Lifetime Achievement in Pharmaceutical Practice Award"We’re delighted to announce that Professor Theo Raynor is the proud recipient of the “Lifetime Achievement in Pharmaceutical Practice Award” presented by the Fédération Internationale Pharmaceutique (FIP).

The award is made every 2 years, and Theo is the first person from the UK to receive the award in the 20 years since its inception.

The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) is the global body representing pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences, founded in 1912. Through 132 national organisations, academic institutional members and individual members, they represent over three million pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists around the world.

Citation from the opening ceremony of the Lifetime Practice award by Phil Schneider, FIP Vice-President

Every two years through its Lifetime Practice Award, FIP singles out an individual who has, over many years, contributed to the development of the practice of pharmacy. Theo is a British pharmacist who graduated from the University of Nottingham in 1977. During his first 20 years of professional life, he was a hospital pharmacist, combining practice with research and training, before obtaining a PhD in medicines information in 1991 and moving into the academic world.

Theo has pioneered innovative, patient-centred research in communicating medicines information supplied to patients through pharmacists and patient leaflets. His vision was not only to produce solid academic work on this topic, with over 150 research publications, but also to push for its translation into policies such as the introduction, in 2005, of mandatory user testing of patient information leaflets by the public. This policy transformed pharmacy practice as well as informing — and I would also say empowering — the public.