Hospital Pharmacy - Day One

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A guide for pharmacists new to hospital

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 hospital, 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.

First Published: 28 April 2017
Updated: 4 October 2022

Sections on this page 

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

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