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About us

As the largest owned community pharmacy in the UK, Co-operative Pharmacy branches can be found far and wide, providing a comprehensive range of healthcare services — from flu jabs and blood pressure testing to expert advice.

As a co-operative, we’re driven by our ethical values, but that doesn’t mean we’re not commercially-focused. Quite the opposite, in fact, we’re expanding all the time. With a 750 strong branch network, we dispensed 66m prescriptions last year and our Distribution Centre is the largest in Europe. We are also expanding our business into Hospital Pharmacies – Outpatient Dispensaries and care homes creating more opportunities to support the communities we serve.

Past, present and future

To grow as a business and do even more for our communities, we’re transforming our branches to better reflect the modern, customer-focused pharmacy service we provide. It’s all part of our ambition to be recognised as the leading provider of ethical and socially responsible pharmacy services in the community.

It’s a mission that comes straight from the same ethical roots that have driven us forward since 1844, when The Co-operative Group was formed to make quality products and services available to everyone, at prices they could afford — and it’s a tradition we’re proud of today.

A world of careers

We offer an incredibly wide range of careers — from qualified pharmacists and the talented teams that support our branches, to our Central Support in Manchester and National Distribution Centre in Stoke-on-Trent. With The Co-operative Pharmacy, you’ll enjoy the support and scope to progress up or across our diverse business.