Working as a locum in community pharmacy

Pharmacy guide

A guide for pharmacists preparing for a new locum job in community pharmacy 

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.

Use this guide alongside our Community pharmacy - day one guide.

First Published: 29 September 2016
Updated: 10 January 2023

Sections on this page

  • Points to consider before booking work as a locum
  • Before your first day as a locum
  • When you arrive at the pharmacy
  • End of day
  • Next steps
  • Further information

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