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What are band 8/9 hospital pharmacy jobs like?

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  • What are band 8/9 hospital pharmacy jobs like?

    Hi all,

    I'm considering a career in hospital pharmacy and I'm just looking at the career progression and was wondering what band 8/9 hospital pharmacy posts are like? The reason why I'm asking is although once at band 8 salaries start climbing above £50k, the criticism I've heard is that a lot of these jobs take away a lot of clinical aspect of pharmacy and it seems to be more about management and bureaucracy, do people at these levels still have much patient contact or engage in clinical work at all?

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    Hi, there are band 8a, 8b, 8c and 8d. 8a are usually still clinical and anything further will require some managerial responsibilities. There are many band 8a jobs out there, you can find some and have a look at job description