The IPU Professional Services Team provides support and assistance to all community pharmacists. The team have developed an FAQ on how to register as a pharmacist in Ireland which you may find this useful.
They are happy to provide help and assistance to pharmacists from other countries applying for qualification recognition and registration with the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland. If you have any queries on the process of registering as a pharmacist in Ireland, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHY COMMUNITY PHARMACY IN IRELAND?
Community pharmacies can open days, evenings, weekdays and weekends, allowing you to choose working hours that suit your lifestyle.
CHOOSE YOUR LOCATION
From idyllic villages to stunning coastlines to bustling cities, Ireland has it all. Pharmacies are located in almost every village, town and city in Ireland, which means the choice is yours.
In comparison to the rest of the EU, a pharmacist in Ireland is well paid with competitive compensation and benefits packages.
WHAT IS COMMUNITY PHARMACY?
SERVING THE COMMUNITY.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE.
Community pharmacists play a vital role within their communities and the primary healthcare system. They offer one to one advice and counselling on medications and health.
Pharmacies also offer a variety of services such as seasonal flu vaccinations, COVID-19 testing and vaccinations, blood pressure measurement, high-tech biological medicine supply, cholesterol testing, emergency supply of medicinal products, first aid support, medicines disposal service, emergency hormonal contraceptive and smoking cessation services.
WORKING ON THE EMERALD ISLE
WHY WORK IN IRELAND?
Ireland ranks as the 13th happiest country in the world, ahead of the UK, USA, France and Germany. Famous for warm welcomes, beautiful scenery and a great atmosphere, Ireland is an energetic, thriving country that’s just a short journey away from the UK and Europe.
MAKING YOUR LIVING
Becoming a pharmacist in Ireland offers flexibility, work-life balance and competitive remuneration. Open longer than traditional retail hours, community pharmacies must always have a registered pharmacist on the premises during opening hours, providing an opportunity to manage working hours around your lifestyle needs.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE EVERY DAY
BE AT THE HEART OF THE COMMUNITY
The latest market research from Ipsos MRBI has found that pharmacists remain the most trusted professionals in the country at 96%. This is followed closely by doctors (95%) and nurses (94%). The Irish patient values their community pharmacist’s professional advice. As the most accessible part of the healthcare system, community pharmacists provide vital support and encourage healthy lifestyles within their communities.
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