Malcolm Harrison, chief executive of the CCA, explains the inspiration behind his career in community pharmacy.
In this podcast, he discusses his route to becoming a pharmacist from working as a locum in Cambridge to moving to London.
Mr Harrison worked for Boots as a senior manager and on the NHS’s development team, before joining The Company Chemists’ Association (CCA) – which represents Boots, Lloydspharmacy, Well, Rowlands and Superdrug, as well as the pharmacy arms of Morrisons, Tesco and Asda.
The podcast with C+D news editor Grace Lewis covers:
- Tips for students looking to begin a career in pharmacy
- Academic papers Mr Harrison helped produce as part of a community pharmacy project
- His experience developing Boots' sore throat test and treat service with the NHS
- How to combine pharmacy practice with retail operations as a store manager
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