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100 years of our pharmacy heroes

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Over the past 100 years we have produced tens of thousands of pharmacy heroes who have gone on to offer expertise, support and assistance to people in all corners of the world.

You could find our heroes working in the following areas:

Community pharmacy: this involves working in pharmacies on high streets or in large stores. You will find them dispensing prescriptions, dealing with minor ailments, advising on the use of medicines and liaising with other health professionals.

Hospital pharmacy: this involves the purchasing, dispensing, quality testing and supply of medicines used in hospitals.

Primary care: this involves working in General Practice surgeries, either as an employee of the Practice or the Primary Care Trust. Roles include Medicines Management Pharmacists, who are responsible for prescribing budgets and the development of prescribing directives.

Secondary care: this involves working in hospitals to supply medicines, manage clinics, provide drug information and prescribe medicines.

Industrial pharmacists: this involves areas such as research and development, quality assurance and product registration.

Read on to find out more about the careers of some of our pharmacy heroes.

Published: 24 February 2021