As one of the leading Pharmacy Locum agencies in the UK, New Directions Pharmacy provides specialist recruitment of qualified Pharmacists and Pharmacy Dispensers to National providers as well as independent Pharmacies.

We have been an essential part of the pharmacy sector since 2003. We support candidates, clients, and their communities in all corners of the UK to make a difference every day.

We take pride in having a personal touch. We get to know our Pharmacists and Technicians to make sure the chemistry is right for a lasting relationship with our clients.

By registering with New Directions Pharmacy, you will connect with:

  • 1,200 UK clients looking for Locums like you
  • 8,500 pharmacy branches
  • 4,000 Locums who trust us to find work
  • A platform to find competitive hourly rates

Our promise

We are trusted to provide the highest quality staff to our clients, who include the most popular pharmacies in the UK.

Our comprehensive registration and vetting process ensures all our candidates are compliant with industry regulations and have the correct qualifications and checks to work in the pharmacy sector.

Not only do we place reliable candidates, but we also support their continued development with training to make sure they improve and invest in their knowledge and skills.

Our mission

New Directions Pharmacy is passionate about providing an experience that exceeds the expectations of our candidates and clients, always aiming to benefit the communities that rely on pharmacies.

We work closely with our candidates and clients to get to know them on a personal level and provide a solution-based service to overcome their challenges, all while maintaining the highest standards.

  • 1,200 UK clients work with us
  • 8,500 pharmacy branches use our Locums
  • 4,000 registered candidates look for work with us

  • 33,500 shifts filled (per year) for our clients
  • 20+ years of recruitment experience

The New Directions Group

New Directions Pharmacy is part of the New Directions award-winning group of companies.

Collectively the group provides specialist recruitment and training support within education, pharmacy, and social care, delivers specialist domiciliary care to individuals and their families, and offers effective online vetting checks to organisations across the UK.

Our story 

  • 1994 New Directions begins recruitment and training 
  • 2003 New Directions Pharmacy is founded 
  • 2018 Sales Team of the Year at company conference 
  • 2019 Sales Support of the Year at New Directions company conference 
  • 2019 Shortlisted as finalist for ‘Recruitment Team of the Year’ at the IRP REC Awards  
  • 2021 New Directions Pharmacy is an established industry leader 

Professional accreditations

At New Directions Pharmacy, we are dedicated to attaining and maintaining important industry accreditations. These accreditations highlight our commitment to upholding the highest professional standards.

  • Investors In People Silver

  • Cyber Essentials Plus
  • ISO 14001 Environment Management
  • ISO 9001 Quality Management
  • ISO 27001 Information Security Management

Group awards

New Directions Pharmacy is part of the New Directions Group and we’re proud to have received several awards.

View our awards here