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UCA-NI has create a NI-wide marketplace for Locum matches with the aim of being a one-stop-shop for all Locum engagements.

Locum Pharmacists will enjoy the benefits of award-winning locum matching software with an easy-to-use dashboard and some really useful features.

The fantastic features of LocumOnline ensure that you have all the information you need about your Locum bookings or enquiries at your fingertips. All your Locum bookings can be managed through LocumOnline on a 24/7 basis.

You can create a virtual diary and record of your locum engagements.  So, you no longer need to worry about taking or missing a call from Pharmacies whilst you are working.

When you register, you will create a Locum Profile where you will:

  • Upload your CV & important documents (you will do this once for all potential employers)
  • Set your location and travel limit
  • Mark your availability on a Calendar

This means you only receive relevant Locum shift notifications.

There is a facility to ask questions, negotiate the rate and cancel or substitute if necessary – all online.

Pharmacies will be able to upload single or multiple shifts to the platform, view applications and connect directly with Locums all online. 

Branch information will be pre-populated including location, opening hours/lunch breaks, PMR system, default hourly rate and any other useful information.

All communication is directly between the Pharmacy and the Locum, with no agency in-between.

These are just some of the really great features of UCA LocumOnline that you will love!


Pharmacies: To join LocumOnline, contact UCA-NI      To register for a Pharmacy Webinar (Wed 10th April 7.30pm or Thurs 11th April 11am), send attendee contact details to: UCA-NI    Already registered? HOW TO USE

Contact UCA-NI if you have any queries

UCA-NI and Coastal Core have teamed up once again to launch a First Aid Training session for all staff.

The training session takes just 3hrs and can be delivered in the pharmacy or at premises of your choosing.

To find out more, complete this form or contact Adrienne @ UCA-NI on 028 9065 6576.

UCA-NI made a video "Community Pharmacy Heroes", celebrating the contribution of community pharmacy teams across Northern Ireland through the pandemic.

Pharmacies were a lifeline for their communities remaining open to ensure that patients continued to receive their medication on time, plus delivering a number of new services including the very successful vaccination programme. 

Behind the scenes, everyone working within the community pharmacy sector played a significant part in making this happen: our wholesalers and suppliers who ensured stock got though, voluntary & community groups who helped their local pharmacies, support organisations such as CPNI & UCA, colleagues in DoH/HSCB/PHA who supported pharmacy with new and updated guidance, and of course other traders & members of the community who were patient, supportive and often brought food to keep staff going.

So a big thank you and well done to everyone involved!

Watch here


UCA-NI has teamed up with Northern Ireland's only locally headquartered merchant services specialists, SmartPayNI, to offer payment solutions to community pharmacies across Northern Ireland. As a UCA-NI preferred provider, SmartPayNI promise to offer market-leading products and services based on competitive pricing, great customer service and transparent contract terms.


10-12 Artillery St, Derry/Londonderry, BT48 6RG
028 7116 3240 (L/Derry)
028 9099 3545 (Belfast)

Email: admin@smartpayni.co.uk

Web: http://www.smartpayni.co.uk

If you would like a no-obligation review of your current payment facilities and charges or if your current contract is due to end soon, please contact SmartPay directly.

NB As a preferred provider, UCA-NI a small one-off commission from SmartPayNI for every new pharmacy client. This funding will help support the ongoing work of UCA-NI on behalf of community pharmacies in Northern Ireland.

Exciting opportunities are currently available in a number of community pharmacies across NI.

Pharmacies are now recruiting for a range of posts suitable for experienced pharmacists or those newly-registered.

  • Pharmacy Managers
  • 2nd Pharmacists
  • Relief Pharmacists

To find out more visit the Pharmacy in Focus Recruitment page 

Have a job vacancy? Contact Maureen Delaney on maureen@profilepublishing.com to find out how they can help you recruit.

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All enquiries should be directed to:

Adrienne Clugston

Operations Manager



UCA Office

5 Annadale Avenue

Tel:  028 9065 6576


Office Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday 9:00am -5:00pm