Introduction to Pharmacy Careers Map

Health Education England in collaboration with Community Pharmacy Surrey & Sussex, and Kent LPC have developed an interactive Pharmacy Careers Map to promote a career in pharmacy. The website is now live and can be found here https://careersinpharmacy.uk/.

Map Objectives: 

1. Provide current and future pharmacists with information related to:

  • Career opportunities are available to them
  • The education and training requirements of these roles
  • How to transition between pharmacy roles

2.Support undergraduates and Trainee Pharmacists with decision making around their career.

3.Develop a product that can be used by careers advisors, parents, college students to generate an insight into pharmacy careers.

4.Create a platform to champion pharmacy roles in KSS.

5.Prompt an understanding of the wider healthcare system particularly across the ICS.

Launch plan

1.Soft launch across the region Monday 20th September 2021:

  ACTION for all LKSS stakeholders:

  • Share across all your social media platforms
  • Share with all your regional contacts
  • Link to World Pharmacist Day communications

2.National soft- launch Wednesday 23rd September 2021

  ACTION: Watch out for the Social Media Campaign and   retweet and align messages

  • Given how innovative this resource is, HEE wanted to ensure this was linked within the national pharmacy careers work.
  • The map will form part of the resources pack that will be shared nationally as part of our Social Media campaign around pharmacy careers.

3.National launch of Pharmacy Careers Map 25th September 2021 onwards*

  ACTION: Watch out for the national Social Media Campaign: retweet and align messages

  • Map was showcased at the Clinical Pharmacy Congress (25th September) during HEE’s Pharmacy Deans session
  • Week commencing 27th September; share across HEE and combined national platforms and stakeholders
  • All LKSS stakeholders to share across their national networks
  • Aim to share across Pharmacy Journalism platforms October – November 2021

*Please note: further details around the national campaign to be confirmed in due course

Launch key messages for regional launch

Share the website to:

1.Promote pharmacy as a career option

2.Inspire students to want to pursue a career in pharmacy

3.Showcase the varied roles and impact the profession has on patients and public

4.Champion pharmacy careers in Kent Surrey and Sussex

Audience:

1.Students

2.Current Pharmacist workforce

3.Any organisations/stakeholders in the region that would benefit from using/sharing resource

How can you get involved?

  • You can engage with as many posts/ channels as appropriate for you.
  • We’d love to see support above and beyond the content (social copy, newsletter copy, and creative assets)

Additional ideas could include: Website takeovers, Online polls/ quizzes, College and student networks, Events, Lunch and learn internal events and Local media engagement.

Assets to promote

1.Social Media cards (IG, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter)

  • Download from here: https://careersinpharmacy.uk/resources/posters-images/
  • Use following # /@: #pharmacycareers #pharmacistcareers #pharmacycareersmap #choosepharmacy #worldpharmacistday #CPC @HealthEducationEngland @NHSHealthcareers @LaSE @Shabina_Azmi @ShaneCostigan @CPSS @KentLPC @NHS

2.Copy

  • Study pharmacy and open a world of opportunity
  • Want to find out more about a career in pharmacy?
  • Want a rewarding career?

3.A3 poster

If you have any questions please contact: Shabina Azmi: Shabina.azmi@hee.nhs.uk, or LaSE Pharmacy lasepharmacy@hee.nhs.uk