Different members of the pharmacy team have different skills and qualifications which they use to provide ‘person-centred care’. This is about helping individuals to use their medicines safely and to stay healthy for longer.
Wherever you find medicines, you may find a member of the pharmacy team. This could be in a hospital, supermarket, high street pharmacy, nursing home, doctors surgery, NHS 111 call centre or even visiting you in your own home.
For some pharmacy jobs you need to be a registered health care professional:
However there are also a range of roles for unregistered support staff in pharmacy teams, for which training is often provided as part of the job:
Pharmacy is a science-based profession where you need to have an interest in chemistry, physiology and providing health care advice.