Amanda Dorkes trained as a Pharmacist at Brighton University and graduated in 1995. She completed her pre-registration training with Boots the Chemist and, amongst other management roles, was in charge of their Superintendents Office. In 2000 whilst at Boots she became the first Chair of the combined Nottingham LPC. In 2002 she became Director of Gordon Davis Chemists and was Superintendent Pharmacist, responsible for the safe running of 30 Pharmacies in and around Nottingham and Leicester. Subsequently she was Superintendent Pharmacist for P Williams Chemists and held a number of roles within the Co-Operative Pharmacy before joining Lloyds Pharmacy in 2013. She is now Clinical Director for Lloyds Online Doctor.