Dee Spencer

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Occupation Pharmacist
Location United Kingdom
Introduction Well you need to get to know a little about me before we begin. I fell into pharmacy in the late 1980's after seeing the degree course was a good mix of chemistry and biology which were the two A levels I enjoyed. I did my pre-reg in hospital, then managed community pharmacies for independents (I have yet to work for a multiple!), became a pharmaceutical adviser / PCT pharmacist for a number of years and finally ended up working for one of the pharmacy groups. So why have I come almost 'full circle' and ended up back in community pharmacy? Well my husband and I now have a baby and after considering the cost of nursery fees my husband became a full time 'house husband' (which is wonderful I must say). We also found that we wanted to be closer to family again and to slow life down a bit so we relocated back to our roots. And going back to community pharmacy seemed the ideal option with the new pharmacy contract and the fact I needed an option where I could just work 4 days a week. So here goes - I haven't practised as a community pharmacist for a number of years and there's a whole new contract to deal with, but I've always liked a challenge!