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This website has been developed by Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership to promote working in pharmacy across Greater Manchester. Use it to find out more about working in the pharmacy profession and access the latest job vacancies from the NHS Jobs website.

Why work in Pharmacy

Pharmacist examining medication

If you enjoy science and are keen to help others, pharmacy could be for you. Working in the phramacy profession requires a unique blend of technical knowledge and people skills. You need good communication skills to work with the public and patients in a clinical role and as part of a healthcare team. Medicines are the most common treatments offered to NHS patients. Pharmacists and their support staff play a vital role in helping improve the quality of people’s lives. Read more »

What jobs can I do in Pharmacy?

Male drug store employee giving medicine to customer at checkout counter by Jacob Lund from Noun Project https://thenounproject.com

Pharmacists are experts in medicines and their use. They also offer health advice to patients on issues such as sexual health and giving up smoking. Pharmacist Independent Prescribers may prescribe autonomously for any condition within their clinical competence. Pharmacy Technicians prepare medicines and other healthcare products for the supply to patients. Pharmacy support staff work under the supervision of Pharmacists to dispense and supply of medicine. Read more »

a career in Pharmacy

Pharmacist talking to customer

If you’re looking for a challenging career in healthcare that offers lots of job satisfaction, working in pharmacy may be the answer. As well as treating and caring for NHS patients, pharmacy is about using your skills and technical understanding to make a real difference to people’s quality of life. Read more »

In this video below GPs Dr Dawn Harper, Dr Hilary Jones, Dr Sara Kayat, Dr Zoe Williams and Pharmacist, Abraham Khodadi highlight the skills and expertise of pharmacists.

This video below explains that local NHS pharmacy teams are health care experts that can offer a range of clinical advice for minor health concerns.