For all trainee pharmacists, the end is in sight for your five-year pharmacy journey. Congratulations, you’ve made it this far and the GPhC is the final hurdle.

We’ve put together advice from pharmacists for pharmacists on how best to approach your career after the GPhC assessment. This advice is suitable for both locum pharmacists and those of you looking for full-time permanent roles.

Let’s get to it

  • Knowledge comes with time, if you are unsure or don’t know a certain query, look it up or ask your team for advice and guidance.

  • Speaking of the team, be friendly and approachable to all members of staff and the wider community. You will learn something from all of them.

  • Don’t be shy to ask your patients questions, knowing as much as possible about a patient’s medical history and lifestyle is important for you to make a decision on their treatment. They’ll appreciate you taking the time to find out the issue that you can help.

  • Don’t let anyone rush you, you’re recently qualified and want to make sure that everything is correct for your patients. Don’t feel under pressure to fill a script or offer a quick consultation with a patient, take your time and you’ll be thankful you’ve made the right decision.

  • Sleep, pharmacy is a challenging and demanding environment and requires a lot of concentration and brainpower. You want to make sure you’re as refreshed as possible for your shifts to ensure patient safety and the high industry standard expected of you

Sign up to Locate a Locum as a trainee pharmacist

You might not have been aware, but you can register with Locate a Locum as a trainee pharmacist. The process is quick, easy and free and it's best to get a head start on your account now instead of waiting until July when everyone receives their results. We've put together a blog on the benefits of starting your registration with us now, you can read it here.

Get in contact

If you need any further advice on working with us after you become a qualified pharmacist get in contact here. Our expert team will be available to deal with any of your queries. Working with Locate a Locum has many benefits including our Locum Success Consultants, Level Up Rewards, exclusive events and an award-winning app.

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Locate a Locum Team