Community pharmacy - day one

A guide for pharmacists new to community


The first day in practice is different for everyone, whatever pharmacy sector you're working in.

Whether you're newly qualified, changing from another sector to community, changing countries within the UK or returning after some time away, we'll help you prepare for your first day. 

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.

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 

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