Pharmacy Bursaries for 2015
First Pharmacy Bursary
Taking a career in Pharmacy
Pharmacists are responsible for:
the quality of medicines supplied to patients
ensuring that the supply of medicines is within the law
ensuring that the medicines prescribed to patients are
advising patients about medicines, including how to take
them, what reactions may occur and answering patients'
supervise the medicines supply chain and ensure pharmacy
premises and systems are fit for purpose
advise other healthcare professionals about safe and
effective medicines use, and safe and secure supply of
respond to patients' symptoms and advise on medicines
for sale in pharmacies
provide services to patients, such as smoking cessation,
blood pressure measurement and cholesterol management
supervise the production and preparation of medicines
and assessments of quality of medicines before they are
supplied to patients from pharmaceutical manufacturers.
Where do pharmacists work?
Pharmacists work in many different work environments.
Community pharmacies (sometimes called retail or high
street pharmacy) and hospitals. Most pharmacists work in
community and hospital pharmacy
Pharmaceutical production or sales in the pharmaceutical
Prisons, primary care organizations, universities in
teaching and research, the military, veterinary pharmacy
and pharmacy organizations.