Working as a locum 

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A guide for pharmacists preparing for a new locum job 

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, 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.

Use this guide alongside our day one guides in community and hospital.

First Published: 29 September 2016
Updated: 27 February 2023


Sections on this page

  • Considerations before booking locum work 
  • Before your first day as a locum
  • Useful information to have available 
  • Useful contact numbers to know 
  • Further information

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