‘How I went from locum pharmacist to representing the multiples’

Malcolm Harrison

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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