Pharmacists are widely regarded as professional practitioners that provide comprehensive medicines management service and care for patients across all settings.
Within the NHS, there are many career paths you could follow including specialising in a particular area of clinical practice such as paediatrics, haematology and cardiology. Clinical roles can also lead towards a ‘portfolio’ of different disciplines within one role.
As a newly qualified pharmacist your career is likely to start at band 6 within the NHS, working around 37.5 hours per week. Newley qualified pharmacy technicians typically start at band 4.
As you gain experience you will work your way up the pay scales and can begin to progress towards management or strategic roles or move into teaching or research. If you choose to specialise in an area of clinical practice there are many specialist fields you can follow.