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The future of Pharmacy in Dorset

Dorset is at the forefront of new models of care and we need pharmacy professionals like you to be part of it.

Dorset is 1 of 7 areas piloting integrating medicine optimisation into our evolving integrated care system. This means we’re at the forefront of innovative working and shaping how pharmacy will work in the future.

Pharmacy professionals have the opportunity to provide first class care and services to patients in an area with a wealth of varied roles across sectors in our integrated system.

Why join us?

Why work with us?

What’s in it for you?

  • Working in a county that combines urban and rural communities whilst never being far from the sea.

  • Opportunity to be part of a system wide team

  • Build a career with supportive teams who believe in progression and improvement

  • Opportunity to work in different sectors of pharmacy building a portfolio career.

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What we’re looking for

The right people for the right job

Dorset welcomes pharmacy professionals registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council who are enthusiastic about the future of pharmacy and committed to improving the local health economy.

We believe that any pharmacy background can bring valuable experience and new ideas that contributes to forever striving to improve the way we work.

Whatever sector you are currently working in and whichever sector you aspire to work in, you’ll find opportunities here in Dorset with added advantages of stunning beaches, unspoilt countryside and opportunity for a fun and active lifestyle on your doorstep.

Meet our pharmacists

Meet the team

Hear from some of our pharmacy team

“The best bit is the journey to work…the train takes me across Poole Harbour and I witness the sunrises and sunsets, birdlife, tide changes  and every season over the second biggest natural harbour in the world”.

Katherine  – Head of Medicines Optimisation, Dorset CCG and Pharmacist Professional Lead for Dorset Integrated Care System

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“Local amenities are good, from a DIY shop to local GP’s all on your doorstep, and my passion for sailing now has taken over my spare time! Pharmacy in Dorset is well supported and it is a great place to work”.

Alison – Locum Pharmacist, Weymouth

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“I wouldn’t move to any other part of the UK, this is the best place for me and my family. It is like being on holiday every day”.

Gabriella Horvath – Divisional Business Manager, Rowlands Pharmacy

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“This is what has made me enjoy Dorset further. The diversity of people, with their varying needs, that require a community pharmacist to have a flexible approach and up to date knowledge.”

Jose Aguiar – Pharmacy Manager, Lloyds Pharmacy

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” I moved down to Dorset last year after completing my MPharm degree in Scotland. I chose to do my training year here due to the various career opportunities that Dorset has to offer”

Dana Khairi – Pre-Registration Pharmacist at Wessex Pharmacies

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“I started working at Bournemouth Hospital in 2003. I arrived as a junior and have been afforded plenty of opportunities along the way. I am now Deputy Chief Pharmacist and continue to enjoy being part of our team.”

Anita  – Clinical Pharmacy Manager & Deputy Chief Pharmacist, Royal Bournemouth Hospital

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“There’s always opportunities to develop your skills, they are really into personal training and development. There are always new ways to develop service. It’s a really good innovative place to work”

Sophia – Pharmacy Technician, Royal Bournemouth Hospital

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“Dorset HealthCare have a dedicated pharmacist manager providing a training pathway and practical mentoring support to help me make the transition to integrated primary care and develop the skills necessary to help patients in the community.”

 Yen – Dorset HealthCare

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“Since I’ve started, I was able to do the prescribing course, so I am not only based in pharmacy I also work in the clinic and I see patients every week. In Dorset people are open to you and it’s easy to make friends”

Alfredo – Senior Pharmacist for Homecare and Outsourced Pharmacy Services, Royal Bournemouth Hospital

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“From a pharmacy perspective there is a lot going on here as a department (Royal Bournemouth Hospital) and the merger with Poole Hospital, it’s an exciting time.”

Tim – Specialist Cancer and Nutrition Pharmacist, Royal Bournemouth Hospital

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