Locate A Locum Blog

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Flu Jab Training for Locums
Flu jab training for locum pharmacists is an extremely important part of the learning a...
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App Update: Emergencies tab
Great news, we have yet another app update live and ready to use. Our team have list...
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Let's talk about unsuccessful shift applications
Okay, it’s time to address the elephant in the room, yes we’re talking about unsuccessf...
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Mobile App Updates for Locums
Great news, our new and improved mobile app is here. The latest update will see a whole...
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Mobile App Updates for Employers - What’s new?
Great news, we’ve updated our mobile app for employers. We’ve spent time listening to e...
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Top Tips to Market your Pharmacy Effectively
Whilst looking through social media today I noticed that a lot of pharmacies now have a...
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Locuming in different pharmacies - Registering & Ge...
We often get asked about the whole locum process, from booking on to a shift to getting...
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Why you should consider Locuming as a newly qualifi...
So, you’ve just finished your Pre-Reg year and you’ve been added to the register and yo...
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Locuming alongside full time employment - what you ...
Here at Locate a Locum, we often get asked by full time pharmacists what they need to d...
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Sign Up to Locate a Locum as Pre-Reg!
Great news, Pre-Reg Pharmacists, we’ve updated our sign up form so you can start the re...
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Top Tips for Pre Registration Pharmacists
It started with a Tweet and snowballed from there. Sometimes viral Tweets aren’t very u...
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Benefits of adding Locate a Locum to your LinkedIn ...
First up, if you haven’t got a LinkedIn profile then you’re missing a trick. With over ...
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Holiday Rates Study
## New data shows Christmas locum shifts pay 40% more than average Shift pay rates are ...
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Revealed: UK’s Highest Paid Locum Pharmacist Shift ...
We have gone through every single one of our locum shifts from 2018 and have, at long l...
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Feature Release: Approve Shifts & Process Payments,...
Here at Locate a Locum, we are all about cutting down on your admin and maximising your...
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What is IR35 and why does the Pharmacy Industry nee...
On the 13th February I attended an event held at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, a se...
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How to Bring All Your Bookings into One Place Using...
Whether you opt for an online calendar, excel sheets or old school diary, keeping track...
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How to work with agencies using Locate A Locum
You might think that using Locate a Locum means that you have to say goodbye to your ag...
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New Feature: Post Shifts in One Click
Single shifts are easy enough to fill. It’s the gaps that can be the real time-drain. ...
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How Locate A Locum are Making Shift Management Simple
Managing your shifts doesn’t have to be a pain. In fact, here at Locate a Locum we thin...
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How Locate a Locum can Reduce your Pharmacy’s Admin
Any pharmacist manager knows that the daily working life of the pharmacy is hectic. Reg...
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Manage ALL your Locums with our New “My Locum” Feature
If you have spent a long time as an employer, you most likely have a pool of locums you...
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Have you Tried our Employer App?
Did you know that Locate a Locum isn’t just for your desktop? You can download it strai...
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Our 2018 Highlights: the Best and Brightest of the ...
Last year saw plenty of changes come to Locate a Locum. What began as a simple app to h...
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Tips for Securing More Shifts
Applying for locum shifts with Locate a Locum is easy. All you have to do is complete t...
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What Does the Future of Pharmacy Look Like?
The pharmacy industry is constantly evolving. Even in the last year, we have seen the i...
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The Best Parts of Locum Life, as Told by Locums
Making the change from a fixed position to a freelance one can be daunting. After all, ...
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Why Apply For Stay Away Locum Shifts
When you are a locum pharmacist, most of your shifts will be close to your hometown, or...
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Revalidation Guide for Locum Pharmacists
In March 2018, the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) introduced revalidation for al...
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HMRC Locum Campaign - What you Need to Know
The heavily criticised tax law, known as IR35, is being applied to locum workers in HMR...
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2018 Locum Pharmacist Survey
We’ve been busy looking into just what makes pharmacist locums across the UK and Irelan...
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Pharmacy Show 2018: Where to Find us & what new Fea...
Are you heading to the Pharmacy Show 2018? We are! The full programme, which runs from...
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Locum Pharmacist Business Card Examples & Templates
There are hundreds of websites out there waiting to print your business card. But what ...
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Locum Pharmacist Expense Guide
Our latest guide provides everything that you need to know about claiming expenses as a...
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New Rewards Program: Refer a Friend
## Introduce a Friend and Earn £10 Each! At Locate a Locum, we really love our locum ph...
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Getting Accreditations in Pharmacy
Over the years, the landscape for locum pharmacists has become more competitive. This y...
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Do Locum Pharmacists Need Pensions?
The short answer is - yes (that’s it - you can stop reading now). The long answer is...
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How you get Paid as a Locum Pharmacist
You’ve finished your shift so it’s time to get paid. But what do you need to do to ensu...
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Locum Dispensers & Technician Jobs Now Available
## Locum Pharmacy Dispenser and Technicians, Assemble! Locate a Locum have expanded by ...
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Locum Pharmacist Invoice Example & Template
When you work for yourself, it is vitally important to stay on top of your admin. Part ...
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New Feature Alert - ‘My Locums’
## Keep all your Locums in One Basket One of the many excellent features of our platfor...
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Career Guide for Pharmacists
Pharmacists are healthcare professionals who are experts in medicine. Too readily, they...
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How To Make Your Locum Pharmacist Job Search A Litt...
In today’s competitive job marketplace, it can be difficult to separate yourself from t...
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Guide to Limited Companies for Locum Pharmacists
All self-employed people have a responsibility to record and declare their earnings for...
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Surviving Your First Shift As A Locum Pharmacist
Day one at any job can be scary and your first shift as a locum is no exception. As a q...
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Weekend Locum Pharmacist Jobs Guide
The need to access the services of a pharmacist doesn’t stop at the weekend. So natural...
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Guide to Locum Pharmacist Tax & Expenses
If you are a newly qualified pharmacist and are considering your options, the idea of b...
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Locum Pharmacist Insurance Guide
## Introduction Locum pharmacist insurance is something that is a requirement under the...
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Average UK Locum Pharmacist Rates & Salaries Revealed
Our new research, which took into over 30,000 shifts across the UK, has uncovered the a...
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GDPR Update
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) sets a new standard for how companies...
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New Feature Alert! Get ready to welcome your locum ...
Managing your locum shifts has never been easier, thanks to our brand new feature, you ...
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Why Work As A Locum Pharmacist
Working as a locum pharmacist is an ever- increasing popular career choice for pharmacy...
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Brand new Pharmacy Employer App helps fill locum sh...
Pharmacy employers will now find it even easier to advertise and fill their locum shift...
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Locate a Locum vs Pharmacy Locum Agency
## Using a locum pharmacist agency? Is it worth it? If you own or manage a pharmacy – y...
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Our top 10 pharmacy blogs of 2017 as chosen by 'YOU...
## Top 10 Pharmacy Blogs of 2017 as chosen by YOU (our locum pharmacists) First of all ...
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New Year's Resolutions That Pharmacists Will Defini...
## New Year's Resolutions That Pharmacists Will Definitely Stick To How Do We Make 201...
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That's A Wrap, Locate A Locum - Jonny Clarke
2017, That’s A Wrap! And just like that, it’s nearly 2018! 2017 has flown in! And we’...
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What Happens When I Cancel A Shift? Locate A Locum
## What Happens When I Cancel A Shift? Life happens. People get sick and extenuating ci...
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Get Ready For The Snow - Locate A Locum
## Get Ready For The Snow! I know what you’re thinking, ‘why are Locate a Locum provid...
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Employer Website Update, Locate A Locum Blog
Thomas Mulholland here from Locate a Locum, giving you an update of some recent develop...
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Locate A Locum, Scaling Up & Moving Forward
## Locate A Locum, Scaling Up & Moving Forward Like a caterpillar becomes a butterf...
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Saam Ali, Pharmacy Mentor, Locate A Locum
## Pharmacy Mentor, Locate A Locum We take a back seat this week and leave you in the ...
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A Locum Pharmacist App, Built By Pharmacists
## The New Locate a Locum App! A Locum Pharmacist App, Designed By Pharmacists More l...
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My Year In Pharmacy - Rebecca Maguire - Locate A Locum
## My Year In Pharmacy The urban dictionary defines  'Adulted' as: the act of being an...
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The Journey So Far - Locate A Locum
We’re all striving for improvement, whether it’s within our working life, our sporting ...
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Locate A Locum, Invest NI
Belfast software firm, Locum Match Ltd provides a website which helps pharmacies across...
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How Do I Get Paid When Working Through Locate A Locum?
## Locum Pharmacist Rates & Getting Paid There aren’t many people who work for the...
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Locate A Locum, How Does It Work?
## Locate A Locum, How Does It Work? You’ve heard of Locate a locum, you’ve heard that ...
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Locate A Locum's Guide To Dementia Friend Training
## Locate A Locum's Guide To Dementia Friend Training In the grand old year of 2014, wh...
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Why Choose ECG Training?
Why chose ECG vaccine training? We love what we do and hope that it is reflected in you...
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6 Tips To Find More Locum Work With Locate A Locum
## 6 Tips To Find More Locum Pharmacist Work With Locate A Locum You’ve filled out the ...
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Locate A Locum, Refer A Friend And Get An iPad
## Locate A Locum, Refer A Friend  And Get An iPad Who wants an iPad? Seriously, who ...
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Locate A Locum BNF App Review! (We love it)
## Locate A Locum BNF App Review Has everyone had the opportunity to check out the new...
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Locate a Locum, Locum Pharmacist League!
## Locate a Locum, Locum Pharmacist League At Locate a Locum- We care about locums.  Ov...
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Flu Jab Training For Locum Pharmacists
## Flu Jab Training For Locum Pharmacists Flu jab training for locum pharmacists is an...
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Advertise Pharmacy Products With Locate A Locum
## Advertise Pharmacy Products With Locate A Locum Do You Want To Advertise Pharmacy P...
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I'm A Newly Qualified Pharmacist, What Now?
## 'I'm a newly qualified pharmacist, what now?' Congratulations, you're now a pharmaci...
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4 Reasons Why A Locum Pharmacist Would Move To A Pe...
4 Reasons Why A Locum Pharmacist Would Move To A Permanent Job Having conducted a locu...
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Pharmacists, Dealing With Angry Patients
## Pharmacists, Dealing With Angry Patients We’ve all been there, angry patients can so...
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The Perfect Pharmacist Candidate - Locate A Locum
Does The Perfect Pharmacist Candidate Exist? As an employer, you want knowledgeable me...
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3 Pre-Reg Pharmacist Exam Tips Marvin Munzu & Locat...
3 Pre-Reg Pharmacist Exam Tips Marvin Munzu & Locate A Locum 'It seems like it was...
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Working With A Pharmacist Recruitment Consultant
## Working With A Pharmacist Recruitment Consultant We're back this week to give you th...
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The Pre-Reg Manual - Naeema R Ahmed With Locate A Locum
## Who we are The Pre Reg Manual (TPRM) was initially founded in 2014 by creating an ac...
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Pharmacy Recruitment, Candidate Attraction - Locate...
## Pharmacy Recruitment, Candidate Attraction Strategies We’re back this week with our...
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Locum Pharmacist, Professional Indemnity Insurance
## Locum Pharmacist, Professional Indemnity Insurance This week, we’re taking a look a...
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How To Treat Hay Fever, CPD
## How To Treat Hay Fever, CPD It’s that time of year again! Everywhere you look, peopl...
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Permanent Pharmacy Recruitment Blog
## Introducing Thomas Mulholland, Permanent Pharmacy Recruitment Manager Having worked...
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Top 5 Reasons Not To Prescribe Antibiotics To Kids
## Top reasons not to prescribe antibiotics to kids There have been a lot of stories in...
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Book Your Locum Pharmacists For Free!
## Book Your Locum Pharmacists For Free! At Locate a Locum, we always listen to you, t...
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PharmData, Data & Stock Analysis For Pharmacy Owners
## Introducing, PharmData PharmData is a reporting platform that allows the user to un...
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How To Get A Locum Smart Card
## Locum Pharmacist Smart Card. What, Who & Where? We’ve been asked some questions ...
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Find Locum Pharmacist Cover In Less Than One Minute!
Locate a Locum Record Booking Time Slashed: Pharmacy books a locum in under 60 seconds!...
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Healthy Eating For Pharmacists, Featuring Bav Heer
## Healthy Eating For Pharmacists We're all human. It's easy to grab a breakfast from M...
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Your Guide To Practice Pharmacy
Your Guide To Practice Pharmacy Aside from ‘government cuts’ and ‘mounting pressures,’ ...
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Does Locate A Locum Influence The Locum Pharmacist ...
‘Does Locate a Locum determine or influence the locum pharmacist rates that are adverti...
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Meet The Team At Locate A Locum
Ever wonder who you're talking to on the phone, or receiving emails from at Locate a Lo...
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There's More To Pharmacy Than Being A Pharmacist!
## There’s More To Pharmacy Than Being A Pharmacist We've handed this week's blog over ...
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Your Guide To IR35 & Locum Pharmacist Accounting Se...
## Locum Pharmacist Accounting Services Have you, like thousands of other locum pharmac...
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Are You Facing Queries On Gluten Free Food Prescribing
Gluten Free Food Prescribing? Gluten free food has been in the headlines across the UK ...
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7 Tips For A Locum Pharmacist To Deal With Stress
## Locum Pharmacist Tips What gets you stressed? Maybe it’s the regular job hunt? Maybe...
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From Frocks To Pharmacy - Rebecca Maguire
## A Very Different Approach To A Pharmacy Career We all know the drill. A Levels, Phar...
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The Pharmacist's 4 Step Guide To Using LinkedIn
Pharmacy Blog, LinkedIn For many pharmacists, LinkedIn is a step into the unknown. Link...
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The Pharmacist's Guide To - Fit To Practise
## Pharmacists, Fit To Practise Imagine this situation; After your Christmas party, you...
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Noelle Holmes - Locate A Locum - Award Winner
## Pharmacist Award A little bit of a shift in direction this week with our blog. One o...
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Pharmacy Technology To Cut The £4bn NHS Agency Bill
## Pharmacy Technology A company in Belfast is aiming to cut the NHS agency bill with ...
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Pharmacist DBS Check & Update Service - Locate A Locum
Pharmacist DBS Check and DBS Update Service Your guide to a pharmacist DBS check and [D...
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Find A Permanent Pharmacist Job
## Finding a permanent pharmacist job What I’ve learned in my young(ish) life, is that ...
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10 Tips To Minimise Pharmacy Dispensing Errors
## Pharmacy Dispensing Errors Pharmacists are human, and humans make mistakes. With the...
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6 Options For Your Pharmacy Career
## Pharmacy Career Unlike other jobs, a pharmacist career doesn’t necessarily involve w...
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Not Getting A Post-Grad Pharmacist Job Worked For Me
## Not Getting a Post-Grad Pharmacist Job Worked For Me Many students go through univer...
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Life As An Entrepreneurial Locum Pharmacist
## I Used To Be A Locum Pharmacist... In July of this year (2016) it will be 4 years si...
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Pharmacist Job Interview Advice
## How To Ace Your Pharmacy Job Interview A huge welcome to our latest bunch of newly q...
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Motivating Permanent & Locum Pharmacist Staff
## Engaging Your Permanent And Locum Pharmacist Staff This month I am making my main fo...
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3 Top Tips For Finding Locum Pharmacy Work
## Finding Locum Pharmacy Work Finding work as a locum pharmacist can be a painful and ...
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Introducing Integrated Payments for pharmacies
Introducing our new integrated payment solution for pharmacies and pharmacy chains! Our...
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Automated Payments are here!
Great news, automated payments are here for Superdrug shifts. After a few delays due to...
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