New Directions Pharmacy

Recruitment and Training Specialists in the Pharmacy Sector

About Us

New Directions Pharmacy is a professional recruitment provider to the pharmaceutical sector. Established in 2003, our team of consultants work to match candidates with clients to provide short and long-term cover throughout the whole of the UK.

New Directions Pharmacy – The Supplier of Choice

New Directions Pharmacy has developed strong working partnerships with organisations across the UK. As a direct result we are now a preferred or contracted supplier to the following companies:

Rowlands Pharmacy Logo Boots Logo Lloyds Pharmacy logo

The Co-operative Pharmacy Logo Superdrug Logo Tesco Logo

We also work with a number of independent stores who have appointed New Directions as a preferred supplier of staff.

New Directions can offer candidates the opportunity to work in an environment to suit individual circumstance or need. Whether you prefer to work in a large national company, or a more locally-based independent supplier, our team have relationships with pharmacies across the UK and will be happy to talk to you about your preferences for work.

New Directions Pharmacy also supplies a number of key areas within the pharmaceutical sector.


New Directions has a dedicated fully trained in-house compliance team who ensure that all of our candidates have the relevant qualifications and checks to work within the pharmaceutical sector.
We have a rigorous online registration process that all candidates MUST complete in order to be considered for work via New Directions. For the protection of both our candidates and clients we have a series of mandatory documents that our Compliance team must review before a candidate can be made active for work.

Leah Seltzer, Head of Compliance for New Directions Pharmacy comments

At New Directions we not only reach the minimum standards as required by the GPhC, but we exceed aiming for the best practice in recruitment. We ensure all our staff are accredited in specialist areas as required by our valuable clients, and that pre-vetting is as stringent as possible. We are confident that our compliance screening allows us to provide the best quality staff to those that use our service, which is reflected in our success of over 10 years in the pharmacy recruitment sector.

Check out our Compliance Process to see if you are eligible to register for work with New Directions Pharmacy: Pharmacy Registration Process

On Call

Our team offer an on-call service for both our clients and candidates. We can be reached 365 days a year, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. You can call us on our emergency number 07855238876.

Geographical Cover

New Directions Pharmacy provides a recruitment service pan UK. Working to provide supply cover in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland our team have a database of over 5,000 candidates registered for work.

The business set-up means that each Account Manager holds responsibility for a dedicated geographical area. This means that you will always deal with the same Account Manager for all of your bookings. By providing a friendly, reliable service our team aims to create sustainable long-term relationships for locums, pharmacists, dispensers, technicians and clients from within the sector.

Sectors We Supply

As well as providing recruitment solutions to traditional pharmacies within local and national communities, our team also provides a service to the Ministry of Defence (MoD), prison service and hospitals across the UK.

We work closely with all of our clients to understand their needs. We appreciate that different sectors within the pharmaceutical industry require different skill sets. Our team provide a comprehensive on-line registration process, and we obtain the appropriate documentation as required by your business to ensure that candidates are ready and compliant to work.