To qualify as a pharmacist takes a minimum of five years and includes the successful completion of a General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) accredited Master of Pharmacy degree, one year’s pre-registration training and the GPhC’s registration assessment. Read more »

Pharmacy technician

Male pharmacist searching for medicine in pharmacy by Jacob Lund from Noun Project

Pharmacy Technicians work in a wide range of settings prepare medicines and other healthcare products for patients. Pharmacy Technicians also take an active role in providing patients with guidance on taking medicines. Read more »

independent prescriber

Happy woman giving prescription to chemist at pharmacy store by Jacob Lund from Noun Project

Regulations to allow pharmacists to prescribe independently came into effect in 2006. A pharmacist independent prescriber may prescribe autonomously for any condition within their clinical competence. Read more »

Pharmacy support staff

Cropped shot of chemist handing medicines to customer at checkout counter by Jacob Lund from Noun Project

Pharmacy support staff work under the supervision of a registered pharmacy professional to carry out tasks related to the dispensing and supply of medicines, providing information and/or delivering pharmacy services. Read more »