NHS Dumfries & Galloway


There are so many great reasons to come and work for us, and on this page, you will find out more about some of the individual Pharmacy teams across NHS Dumfries & Galloway. 

Throughout Dumfries & Galloway we have colleagues based in a variety of different environments across community, primary care and acute hospital settings.  The Pharmacy teams work closely together across the region to provide an integrated service for patients.  

Why work for NHS Dumfries & Galloway?

Please select from the area below for more information

Hospital Pharmacy

We have a fully integrated, in-house Pharmacy team that supports Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, Galloway Community Hospital and cottage hospitals throughout the region.

The team has implemented services to support the Health Board and develop staff internally to ensure they can ‘grow their own’ talent, maximising use of the skill mix at all opportunities. Team Pharmacy comprises of Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Pharmacy support workers and students across the different areas of the service.

The team offer the following services throughout our hospitals: 

  • Support dispensing and distribution
  • Aseptic
  • Medicine information
  • Clinical services. 

Why work with us

“We are a small team which means more opportunities available for career development. I love my commute time to work which is only 7 minutes compared to 1 hour when I lived in Glasgow.”
Pharmacist at DGRI.

Take a tour of our DGRI pharmacy department behind the scenes

Hear below about Pre-Registration Pharmacy training in NHS D&G

Community Pharmacy

Dumfries and Galloway is one of the smaller Health Boards which brings both challenges and rewards.  We have both urban and rural Community Pharmacies,  and there are opportunities to expand your career into many other aspects of Pharmaceutical care.  
As each Community Pharmacy has its own individual feel, there is scope to “put your own mark” on where you are working and lead your team to improve the lives of our patients. 
With many of the teams comprising long term staff with vast experience of the changing Pharmacy landscape, you will have the unique opportunity to be a valued part of the Community Health Team.  Close links to GP practices, and easy access to other Health Teams, the interaction between each part of the Health Service means that you can aid our patients in a unique way.  
‘”I really enjoy working in a rural community pharmacy. It is lovely that we get to know our patients so well. They trust us and often ask us for advice before contacting their GP surgery. We offer a very personal service tailored to our patient’s needs. I really enjoy working as part of a team and my career has progressed well from starting as a counter assistant to now being an Accuracy Checking Technician.”
Accuracy Checking Technician

Why work with us

GP Practice based Pharmacy

The Pharmacy team within GP practices are part of The Community Health and Social Care Pharmacy Team are imbedded within GP practices and support people living in the community with their medication within Dumfries and Galloway across all four cluster areas, Annandale and Eskdale, Dumfries and Nithsdale, Stewarty and Wigtownshire.

The team are made up of: 

  • Pharmacists
  • Technicians
  • Support Workers
  • Students  

The team offer the following: 

Discuss, review & prescribe medication to patients
Help manage long term health conditions
Check test results to ensure medicines are appropriate
Liaise with other health care partners to enhance patient care
Provide Specialist clinics

What are our aims? 

Our overall aim is to provide a pharmacy led service delivering realistic patient-centred care, ensuring safe, effective and appropriate use of medicines within an integrated multidisciplinary team.

Why work with us