As a leading pharmacy recruitment agency, we understand the invaluable role that pharmacists play in the healthcare system. This page is dedicated to providing valuable insights into the dynamic and fulfilling role of a pharmacist.
What is a Community Pharmacist?
As a community pharmacist, your role revolves around making a real difference in the lives of patients and the public. You'll be at the forefront of healthcare, assessing individual conditions and carefully selecting the most suitable medicines for them. As a community pharmacist, you'll hold a responsible and esteemed position in the community.
What can you expect as a community pharmacist?
- Dispensing medicines and providing valuable health advice and practical support to patients for overall well-being
- Supervising the preparation of any medicines that are not supplied ready-made by manufacturers
With its renowned healthcare system and diverse patient population, the UK offers exciting opportunities for international pharmacists. However, there are certain steps you'll need to take to work as a pharmacist in the UK.
- The OSPAP course
- Fitness to Practice evaluation
- Pre-registration/foundation training year
- GPhC registration assessment
For more information on the steps you'll need to work as a pharmacist in the UK, read our insightful blog post.
Career advancement in pharmacy requires a diverse range of skills, some acquired through learning and practice, whilst others come naturally. The specific skills needed vary depending on the type of pharmacist you become. To accelerate your professional and personal growth in this field, below highlights some of the key skills you’ll need.
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