There are six members of the dispensary team covering the 23 shifts each week. All are trained to the NVQ level 2 standard in BTEC Pharmacy Services (dispensers in general practice) and receive ongoing training.
Angela is the longest serving, having been at the surgery since 1983 apart from temporary leave to start a family. She trained for the BTEC whilst raising her family and working within a very busy dispensary.
Helen’s background is in pharmacies, she trained in Australia and then worked for Boots on her return to England. She provided temporary cover at first and became a permanent member of the team in 1999.
Jocelyn joined the practice, in what was a new role to her, in 2000. In August 2010, she took over the position of the dispensary manager.
Debbie joined the practice in 2009, in what was a completely new role for her. Whilst having a young family, she studied and achieved her NVQ level 2 in 2010.
Kelly joined us in 2010. She was previously part of the Boots pharmacy team, completing her training throughout her time with them.
Amber joined the dispensary staff in September 2016 as an apprentice. She completed her training and qualified as a dispenser in Spring 2018.