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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

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

Revealed: Average UK hourly locum rate stagnates at £38

The average hourly pay rate for locum pharmacists in the UK has slightly dropped to £38.44 by this summer from £38.74 in the year ending in March, according to analysis by Locate a Locum.

Locums Money

C+D’s news editor wins award recognising 'rising stars' in journalism

C+D’s news editor Costanza Potter has been named one of the 30 most “exciting rising stars” in the UK media landscape by the Professional Publishers Association (PPA).

People General Business

Locum rates rise by a fifth to nearly £39 UK average, booking agency reveals

The average UK pay rates for locum pharmacists rose by 19% to almost £39 per hour in the twelve months ending March 31 compared to the previous year, according to a detailed rates analysis by Locate a Locum.

Locums Money

There’s an app for that: Can technology bring pharmacists closer to patients?

Charac CEO Santosh Sahu discusses how embracing technology can help community pharmacies thrive in an increasingly digital world

Digital Services

‘Bleak outlook’: PSNC survey highlights temporary closures and staff shortages

Temporary pharmacy closures and staff shortages are contributing to “a bleak outlook for the sector’s future”, a Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) survey has suggested.

Businesses General Business

Boots kicks gender pay gap into touch as multiples reveal pay gap data

Boots UK has eliminated the median hourly gender pay gap for pharmacists and pharmacy staff, according to its latest gender pay gap report, but other multiples are yet to follow suit.

People Money

Feeling the pinch: How funding cuts are leaving contractors out of pocket

From "unsustainable" funding streams to an unfair drug reimbursement system, community pharmacy contractors reveal the extent of their money worries in the Salary Survey 2022

Businesses Services

‘There’s no escape from it’: How stress is pushing contractors to the limit

Results from the C+D Salary Survey 2022 reveal the devastating effect years of funding cuts, rising costs and increasing workload are having on community pharmacy contractors’ wellbeing

People Mental health

NHSE: Pharmacies should be 'first point of call' during junior doctor strikes

Pharmacies should act as “first points of call” during the junior doctor strike action launching today, NHS England (NHSE) has said.

People Funding

‘Concerning but unsurprising’: 10% say their pharmacy never has safe staffing levels

One in 10 pharmacists work in an environment that is never staffed to an adequate level, according to the results of a Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) survey.

Businesses General Business
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