What do pharmacists do?

Pharmacists play a vital role providing patient care and they are the experts in medicines.

They train for five years – one year less than a doctor and one more year than a nurse. You’ll find them in a number of different settings- on the high street, in hospitals, universities, some now even work in GP surgeries. Find out more below about what pharmacists do and the different roles they have.

Find out more about:

»  Community pharmacists

»  Hospital pharmacists

»  Pharmacists working in GP practices

»  Academic pharmacists

»  Pharmaceutical scientists

»  Pharmacists improving patient care

Pharmacists may also work in a number of other sectors such as the media, regulatory affairs, veterinary pharmacy and the medical corps of the army.