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Job Description

Pharmacists are responsible for the safe supply of drugs and medicine to the general public, this could be in hospitals, pharmacies and doctors surgeries. They will provide expert advice, compare compatibility with other drugs the patient is taking, check the dosage and give advice to customers on minor illnesses or ailments.

Entry Requirements

Your will need a four year Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) degree approved by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) followed by a one year pre-registration training course in a pharmacy and a registration exam.  You will normally need science A level to get onto an MPharm degree course, some universities offer a 5 year course if you don't have science A level.

Required Skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Strong mathematical skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • A logical approach to problem solving
  • An interest in the health and well being of others
  • The ability to train and supervise other members of staff

Starting Salary

£26,000 to £30,000

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