Superdrug announces a pay increase for newly qualified pharmacists, in a move that will ensure Superdrug Pharmacists receive the strongest renumeration package on the high street today.

As Superdrug actively recruits for 200 roles, the retailer will also enhance its benefits by introducing a new financial wellbeing package at a time when the Cost of Living rises and more mental health support for managers, as pressures on pharmacies continues.

Superdrug is also enhancing its patient experience and operational structure, with the introduction of a new role of Pharmacy Team Leader to selected pharmacy stores. Pharmacy Team Leaders will be dispenser trained and provide a clear line of accountability for day-to-day dispensary activity including adhering to legal and clinical frameworks whilst supporting, coaching, and developing a high-performing pharmacy team. The role also allows Superdrug to offer a clear line of progression for talented Pharmacy Dispensers and Technicians who want to do more in their career and recognises the valuable contribution Pharmacy Dispensers & Technicians play in community pharmacy.

In addition, the appointment of two new Heads of Pharmacy Operations sees the high street retailer driving and improving Superdrug’s pharmacy performance to offer the best possible care for patients. Craig Watt, Pharmacist and previously Area Manager, has been appointed to Head of Pharmacy Operations North and will be responsible for the operation of Superdrug’s central distribution hub serving its e-pharmacy and Online Dr team. Whilst Amit Vassa, Pharmacist and previously Senior Healthcare Services Manager, has been appointed to Head of Pharmacy Operations South for the company’s central pharmacy support team who are responsible for improving the operating processes for Superdrug pharmacies. Both will also provide professional leadership to all Superdrug pharmacists and their teams.

There are currently 155 pharmacists working for Superdrug, with an average length of service of seven years.