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CORONAVIRUS
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Symptoms
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
  • New continuous cough and/or
  • High temperature
  • loss or change to your sense of smell or taste  

For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness If you have coronavirus symptoms:
  • Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital
  • You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home
  • Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home
  • Plan ahead and ask others for help to ensure that you can successfully stay at home and consider what can be done for vulnerable people in the household
  • Ask your employer, friends and family to help you to get the things you need to stay at home
  • Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, each time using soap and water, or use hand sanitiser
  • If you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, or your condition gets worse, or your symptoms do not get better after 7 days, then use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service. If you do not have internet access, call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999
  • Visit NHS 111 Online for more information

Stay at Home
  • If you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus illness (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started. (See ending isolation section below for more information)
  • If you live with others and you or one of them have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill
  • It is likely that people living within a household will infect each other or be infected already. Staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community
  • For anyone in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 14 day isolation period. (See ending isolation section below for more information
  • If you can, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period
  • If you cannot move vulnerable people out of your home, stay away from them as much as possible
Find out more about UK Gov Coronavirus Response
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Joining our pharmacy teams could kickstart a rewarding career caring for others with us. Find out more about our values, ethos and opportunities below.
Current Vacancies

We currently have no active job listings. We will advertise new job postings on this site in addition to within our pharmacy sites  and we'd love to hear from you if you're interested in joining our friendly team. If you ever have any recruitment queries or questions, don't hesitate to contact us at contact@wellwaycentral.co.uk.

A community's spirit

Working across our sites of local, independent pharmacies, you're putting yourself at the forefront of community healthcare in our region. This connection and bond with our communities is very important to us, and the mutual trust and respect demonstrated between patients and staff allows us to further our efforts to maintain and enhance wellbeing for our customers and beyond.

Rewarding, welcoming, challenging.

All of our staff are compassionate and caring, and often go above and beyond for our patients and the community. Our priorities of patient-centred care make roles with our pharmacies at times challenging, yet immensely rewarding, with opportunities to work alongside many other experienced healthcare professionals including Pharmacists, Nurses and General Practitioners.

Our teams are friendly and experienced, and all of our day-to-day operations are dictated by Operating Procedures that we clearly set out so our staff understand clearly their roles and duties, and how to safely and effectively fulfill them.

Knowledge to last a lifetime

Many roles within our pharmacies require training to ensure competency and effectiveness in the role. We provide many training and career progression opportunities for our staff  whether this be dispensing or medicines counter courses to develop skills advising on minor ailments or within the dispensary,  to further postgraduate education for our Pharmacists and pre-registration trainees.

Further training opportunities include Dementia Friends Training, Healthy Living campaigns training, and much more. Members of our pharmacy teams may also complete courses to become qualified Medicines Counter Assistants, Dispensing Assistants, or progress further with Pharmacy Technician training, Stop Smoking Service training, and Accuracy Checking Training. Pharmacists may also be able to benefit from further training schemes.

The knowledge and experience you can gain from working in an often fast-paced community pharmacy environment can be invaluable, and can open the door to a lifetime of helping to care for others within pharmacy, the wider NHS, or beyond.

Our Staff Roles

There are a number of roles we currently hold within our pharmacy teams  this can include general pharmacy roles in addition to further management roles for qualified pharmacists. All of our staff in our pharmacies will receive basic confidentiality training alongside other mandatory training as governed by the GPhC and our Standard Operating Procedures at the time.


Degree-level:

Pharmacist Manager
Oversees and manages day-to-day operations of the pharmacy, in addition to providing care and services as a Pharmacist to patients.

Pharmacist
Responsible Pharmacists at our pharmacy sites check prescriptions and dosette boxes, undertake consultations and medicines reviews with patients, oversee the dispensing and management of Controlled Drugs in the pharmacy, provide services such as Flu Vaccinations, and hold overall responsiblity for the operations of the pharmacy during their working hours. Some Pharmacists may be qualified to prescribe medicines to patients as a Supplementary Prescriber.

Pre-Registration Pharmacists
Pre-registration Pharmacists are trainee Pharmacists who are completing a pre-reg year in a pharmacy to gain further competency before becoming fully qualified as a Pharmacist. Roles as a pre-reg pharmacist can include dispensing prescriptions, providing medical advice on ailments and medicines, managing stocks of medicine, and aiding other members of the pharmacy team. Pre-Registration Pharmacists may also work with our neighbouring GP Surgeries to further enhance their skills and experience.

NVQ Level 3:

Pharmacy Technician
Pharmacy Technicians are qualified with an NVQ Level 3 in Pharmacy Services, and are trained to perform many daily tasks within the pharmacy such as the making-up of dosette trays, dispensing prescriptions, and providing advice on ailments. Further training can also allow our Pharmacy Technicians to provide Stop Smoking Services, and also check the accuracy of prescriptions.
We often run apprenticeship schemes to become a qualified Pharmacy Technician  our latest opportunities for this will be documented here.

NVQ Level 2 or equivalent:

Dispensing Assistant
Dispensing Assistants can perform tasks within the dispensary such as managing stocks of medicines and dispensing and labelling prescriptions and dosette boxes. Many dispensing assistants will also hold a 'Medicines Counter Assistant' qualification, allowing them to provide advice on a range of ailments and also issue prescriptions to patients.

Medicines Counter Assistant
Medicines Counter Assistants work providing advice on minor ailments and issuing over-the-counter medicines to aid this, alongside giving advice on healthy lifestyles and on travel abroad or in this country. Medicines Counter Assistants can also hand out prepared prescriptions to patients.

Other roles:

Delivery Driver
All of our sites employ friendly delivery drivers to help provide the best support and access to medicines to our community. 

Pre-Registration Pharmacists

We welcome Pre-Registration Pharmacists to our teams every year to enhance their experience and skills before fully qualifying as a Pharmacist. Their expert knowledge stemming from recent degrees in Pharmacy not only helps our patients, but also aids us in helping to provide the best care possible directly to the community.

If you're soon to be a Pre-Registration Pharmacist and would like to find out what we can offer you, please visit the link below to find out more about what we can offer you.

Pre-Registration Pharmacist Opportunities →

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Morpeth
Northumberland
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