Definition of dispensing chemist in English:

dispensing chemist


  • A person qualified to make up, advise on, and dispense medicine.

    • ‘In 1917, aged 24, she qualified as a dispensing chemist, acquiring a useful knowledge of poisons’
    • ‘It has been suggested that the reason for this was to reduce the likelihood of adverse effects, following litigation by dispensing chemists who feared for their livelihoods.’
    • ‘It would also aim to offer extra services, such as an NHS dentist, a minor injury clinic, and a dispensing chemist.’
    • ‘After he qualified the couple moved to Swindon and he worked as a dispensing chemist in Old Town and Havelock Street before managing a chemist's shop at Purton.’
    • ‘Kingston and Surbiton MP Edward Davey held an emergency meeting with pharmacists in the borough last Thursday, to discuss Office of Fair Trading plans to lift restrictions on the number of dispensing chemist licences.’
    • ‘One hopes everyone in this area appreciates the wonderful medical centre we have on our Ryedale doorstep, in tandem with such a helpful and resourceful dispensing chemist nearby.’
    • ‘On the left is a bottle from a local dispensing chemist, Taylors of 29 Victoria Street.’
    • ‘A chemist may not provide repeat dispensing services unless he or she is a repeat dispensing chemist.’


dispensing chemist