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A community pharmacist is responsible for dispensing and distributing medicine. They work to legal and ethical guidelines to ensure the correct and safe supply of medical products to the general public.
Community pharmacists work in high street pharmacies, supermarkets, local healthcare centres and GP surgeries. They are involved in maintaining and improving people's health by providing advice and information, as well as supplying prescription medicines.
Community pharmacists also sell over-the-counter medical products and instruct patients on the use of medicines and medical appliances.
Some pharmacists will offer specialist health checks, such as blood pressure monitoring and diabetes screening, and run stop-smoking clinics and weight-reduction programmes.
Community pharmacists work in customer-facing roles and provide an increasing range of services. Their tasks involve:
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