Pharmacist Foundation Training at Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Chesterfield Royal Hospital is happy to announce that it will be offering two types of pharmacist foundation training programmes for the 2024 - 2025 training year - our 12-month hospital training programme and a split 9-month hospital/3-month GP practice training programme.
Both programmes include:
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A strong clinical emphasis and focus on direct patient-centred care
A well-structured rotational timetable to support learning and build confidence
Working with pharmacists and other healthcare professionals in core and specialist therapeutic areas such as cardiovascular, respiratory, stroke, surgery, orthopaedics, critical care and paediatrics
Opportunity to experience specialist pharmacist roles with our large cohort of independent pharmacist prescribers
A regular dispensary commitment
Medicines Information training
Flexibility that allows trainees to revisit or experience areas of interest
Regular meetings with the pharmacy team
Regular meetings with trainee pharmacists and designated supervisors to share practice and keep up-to-date
Regular workshops aimed at preparing trainees for future practice and the GPhC registration assessment
A foundation year training programme provided by Health Education England which complements the work-based training and covers specific areas of the GPhC learning outcomes and Registration Assessment Framework. The programme also includes regular clinical seminars in a range of therapeutic areas.
About our 12-month hospital training programme
The hospital training programme has been designed specifically to facilitate the transition from student to clinical practitioner in all aspects of hospital pharmacy practice. The rotational programme covers a wide range of therapeutics and medicines management areas, largely comprising an induction period followed by rotations through medical specialities, oncology, palliative care, emergency care, surgery, orthopaedics, critical care, paediatrics, aseptics plus a short placement in GP practice. Towards the end of the year trainees are given responsibility for their own patients under the supervision of a registered pharmacist.
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About our split 9-month hospital/3-month GP practice training programme
This programme is a split post between Chesterfield Royal Hospital (CRH) and Royal Primary Care, the Trust's Division of Primary Care, which is comprised of multiple GP practices. At CRH the rotational programme focuses on acute and emergency care as well as other therapeutic areas such as medicine, surgery and paediatrics. In primary care, trainees have the opportunity to learn alongside the multi-disciplinary team, developing skills in patient consultation, medicines optimisation and review. The training programme is designed to develop clinical practitioners with the experience and skills to work across healthcare settings, effectively supporting patients and responding to the challenges faced by the profession today.
How to apply for pharmacist foundation training at Chesterfield Royal Hospital
Applications to all foundation training hospital places in England and Wales (including split programmes) are via the National Recruitment Scheme run by Health Education England (HEE) - using the ORIEL IT system. For more information visit National Foundation Trainee Pharmacist Recruitment.
The website provides information on the foundation training application process and recruitment timeline.
We will be running two open day sessions for third year pharmacy undergraduates in 2023, one virtual and one face-to-face.
Virtual session via MS Teams
Wednesday 21st June 2023 2.00 - 4.00pm
Third year undergraduates will have the opportunity to learn about the foundation training programmes on offer and speak to trainee pharmacists.
Face-to-face session at Chesterfield Royal Hospital
Thursday 22nd June 2023 1.30 - 4.30pm
Third year undergraduates will have the opportunity to learn about the foundation training programmes on offer, speak to trainee pharmacists, take part in a short workshop, and tour the hospital and pharmacy department
To book onto one of the sessions or for more information, email Debora Gamble at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,