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Why hospital pharmacy?
Pharmacist counselling patient
Pharmacist reviewing a medication chart

Photos: Trevor Smith Photography

Undertaking your pharmacist foundation training in a hospital offers significant benefits.  You will be working within a large multidisciplinary team which will allow you to experience a wide range of challenges ranging from formulating TPN with the nutrition team to getting involved in the prescribing of perioperative medicines on the Theatre Admissions Unit.


Working within a large and vibrant pharmacy team will allow you to gain experience from pharmacists and technicians working in a wide range of clinical settings.  Close links with other hospitals within the Midlands region will provide you with a supportive network.

Pharmacist and Dr with patient

Working for the National Health Service is rewarding – you will have the opportunity to work with dedicated staff and a diverse range of people.  The NHS offers a career structure with salaries that reflect ability and responsibility and benefits such as occupational health and generous holiday entitlement.


Working in a hospital you will have the opportunity to use all of the knowledge that you have gathered at university and use this to improve lives – what could be more rewarding?

Get in touch

Please contact the pharmacy department for more information about the hospital and the pharmacist foundation training programmes that we offer.  If you would like to discuss the opportunities that Chesterfield Royal Hospital can provide then please get in touch with:

Debora Gamble

Pharmacy Education Co-ordinator

T: 01246 513425


Pharmacy Department,

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,




S44 5BL

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