Community pharmacy - day one

Preparing for your first day of practice in community pharmacy? 


We'll help you prepare ahead and take on your first day, whether you're newly qualified, changing from another sector to community, changing countries within the UK or returning to practice after a period of absence.

This page contains professional and practical considerations, advice and signposting to essential resources.

Working as a locum? Then we have a dedicated guide for you.

Can't find the help you need? Call us for One-to-One Support. We're here Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm on the phone 0207 572 2737  or via email



Sections on this page

  • Checklist of practice-ready preparations
  • Before your first day
  • Checklist for your first day
  • What to do when you arrive at the pharmacy
  • Next steps
  • Further information and resources

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