Opportunities to work as a Pharmacist in the South West

Want to know why the South West is a great place to live and work as a pharmacist, and how you can co-design your role?

Employers across the region are working with NHS England and other organisations to offer real choice to pharmacists looking to work or return to the profession.

If you are looking to make a career in pharmacy, work within local communities and have an opportunity to design your own role – the West Country offers it all. An area with stunning cities and remote rural landscapes, working in the West Country offers people a variety of stimulating challenges.

The South West has rail and motorway links, as well as two international airports serving many destinations within the UK, Europe and further afield, celebrated state and private schools in every county and Universities and HE colleges throughout the region.

There is a shortage of pharmacists in the South West of England, where they are many unfilled vacancies. Demand for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians has never been greater.

Leaders in the profession in South West England want you to come to live and work in the South West. There are a wide range of roles available for you, whether they be in ‘traditional settings’ working as a hospital or community pharmacist, or in a wide variety of newer roles, working in general practice, care homes, or urgent care, and portfolio roles that combine these settings.

This webpage will be updated with resources for employers and those interested in finding a job. This work is being funded by Health Education England. Contact jon.hayhurst@nhs.net if you would like further information.