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What does Your Pharmacist do?

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 suitable.

-advising patients about medicines, including how to take them, what reactions may occur and answering patients’ questions.

#Pharmacists also:
-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 medicines.

-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. These include:

-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 industry.

-Research & academia.

-Prisons, primary care organisations, universities in teaching and research, the military, veterinary pharmacy and pharmacy organisations. And more…..

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