Cross-sector group launches site to promote community pharmacy as a career of choice

The Community Pharmacy Workforce Development Group has today [22 September] launched a website and resources to promote careers in community pharmacy.

The website includes information and resources for students, parents and teachers about the wide range of different career opportunities in community pharmacy. It also includes video case studies to allow visitors to hear directly from young professionals already working in the field.

Marc Donovan, Chair of the Community Pharmacy Workforce Development Group said:

“Community pharmacy offers a range of exciting and fast paced career opportunities, on the front line of health care.

A career in community pharmacy is extremely rewarding and whilst no two days are the same in community pharmacy, everyday pharmacy colleagues make a real difference in their patients’ lives. Whether that be by offering expert medicines advice, providing clinical services or acting as a friendly and supportive member of the wider health care team.  

We are delighted to be launching this website to share our passion and enthusiasm for community pharmacy and we look forward to welcoming the next generation of colleagues to the profession.”

The website can be accessed here: https://communitypharmacycareers.org/

About the Community Pharmacy Workforce Development Group

The Community Pharmacy Workforce Development Group (CPWDG) is a cross-sector working group that brings together the expertise of education, training and professional workforce leads from across the community pharmacy sector.

The group provides a forum where organisations representing employers can share their experiences of the issues facing the community pharmacy workforce and propose solutions to those issues.

Member organisations include the Association of Independent Multiple Pharmacies (AIM), The Company Chemists’ Association (CCA) and the National Pharmacy Association (NPA).

More information is available here: https://communitypharmacyworkforce.com/

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