NPA promotes pharmacy careers to Scottish pupils

The National Pharmacy Association has joined forces with the Company Chemists’ Association to generate awareness of community pharmacy amongst school children in Scotland.

The two bodies have created an information pack for NPA members in the country highlighting the benefits of a career in the profession and how to train to become a member of the pharmacy team.

The resource, the NPA said, can be used “to provide support to schools directly by attending career events or by signposting the resource to their local schools.”

The resource explains the roles of all members of the team including pharmacy technicians, pharmacy dispensers and healthcare assistants.

“The pack, developed in consultation with school teachers, provides a number of ways to offer pharmacy information to school pupils at their subject choice stage and when considering careers either in class time or at career fairs,” the NPA said.

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