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Results from the C+D Salary Survey give an annual snapshot of what it's currently like to work in UK community pharmacy, covering topics including pay, conditions, workplace stress and burnout.

Coverage from the Salary Survey has revealed everything from the average locum rate and how this varies around the country, to what it's really like to work at the biggest pharmacy chains in the UK. Does your experience of working in community pharmacy tally with that of your peers? Take a look at the stories below to find out more.


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Salary Survey

‘Soul destroying’: C+D survey reveals contractors in crisis mode

Pharmacy owners are crushed by work as C+D’s annual Salary Survey reveals that more than four in ten contractors want out of the profession

Businesses People

Average salary of non-manager pharmacists sees dramatic uplift

The average salary for non-manager community pharmacists has dramatically increased after seeing a dip in 2021, new C+D data has revealed.

Businesses Money

Locum rate drop reflects latest in real-terms 15-year ‘pay cut’, says PDA

When adjusted for inflation, last year’s sudden drop in locum rates is just another hit to rates that have “significantly” fallen since 2008, the pharmacy union has said.

Money Locums

Community pharmacy burnout levels sky-high as 85% consider quitting

New data from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) and Pharmacist Support has found that 93% of the community pharmacy workforce are at risk of burnout, compared to 86% of pharmacy staff in general practice.  

People Mental health

What was the average UK pharmacist branch manager salary in 2023?

The average community pharmacy branch manager salary across the UK was around £52,000 in 2023, according to data from the annual C+D Salary Survey.

General Business Money

At a glance: How do locum rates vary across Great Britain?

Use C+D's interactive chart to compare locum pharmacists' average hourly rate across Great Britain over the last four years 

Salary Survey Locums

Who is to blame for 2023’s diminishing locum returns?

Employers? Government? Industry associations? Where does the culpability lie for the first drop in locum rates in seven years?

Businesses Locums

Revealed: The average locum pharmacist pay rate in 2023

The locum pay rate bubble has finally burst after six years of continual increases, data from the 2023 annual C+D Salary Survey has revealed. 

Locums Money

What will 2024 hold for community pharmacy?

With the new year just around the corner, C+D’s editorial team dusted off their crystal balls to divine what surprises the next 12 months could hold for pharmacy teams. Here are their predictions…

General Business People

Passing the GPhC exam isn't easy, so don't be afraid to ask for help

Preparing for the registration exam can be a tricky business, says Zhyar Said – but there’s no shame in seeking extra support if you need it

Education Education providers

These are tough times for community pharmacy – so tell us your experiences

C+D needs your help to highlight the issues that are facing community pharmacists and their teams, says Beth Kennedy

Businesses General Business

C+D Salary Survey 2023: Tell us your experiences of working in pharmacy

C+D has launched its annual Salary Survey to find out what it’s really like to work in community pharmacy in 2023.

Businesses General Business
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