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Pharmacy

Why Chesterfield Royal Hospital?

Chesterfield Royal Hospital is a modern and pleasant place to work, with friendly staff.  The pharmacy department is supportive and forward-thinking – having won individual and team awards for innovation and clinical excellence in the Trust’s staff recognition awards.

 

As a district general hospital with approximately 600 beds, Chesterfield Royal is small enough for you to feel part of the team but large enough to provide diversity and challenges to your work.

 

The hospital has a wide range of specialities that you will experience during your pre-registration year including Critical care, Women and Childrens Services, Surgery and Medicine giving you a broad foundation on which to build.

Photo: Trevor Smith Photography

Looking to the future

The pharmacy department at Chesterfield Royal Hospital is modern, pro-active, forward-thinking and well respected both locally and nationally.  We have automated dispensing and electronic prescribing within the hospital.

 

We are very committed to the development of pharmacist prescribing and have one of the highest numbers of pharmacist prescribers in the country who provide direct patient care via prescribing roles; at present these include:

 

  • Running the outpatient anticoagulation clinic

  • Prescribing in surgical pre-assessment clinic and on the Theatre Admissions Unit

  • Prescribing TPN as part of the nutrition team

  • Roles within HIV, infection management, oncology, critical care, emergency admissions and GP practice

The safe, appropriate and cost-effective use of medicines is high on the agenda at Chesterfield Royal Hospital and with a pharmacy team dedicated to promoting their role within the hospital this is likely to remain a key focus.

Chesterfield - a great place to live and work

Chesterfield Royal Hospital is situated one mile away from the town centre with easy access via bus, car or on foot.  Chesterfield is known as the ‘Gateway to the Peaks’ due to its close proximity to the Peak District National Park.

 

With the M1 only 10 minutes drive from the hospital and a main train line running through the town, Nottingham and Sheffield are both within 30 minutes travelling time.  On-site car parking is available at minimal cost.

Photo: Chesterfield Royal Hospital

Convenient, modern on-site living

The hospital offers fully furnished accommodation on the hospital site.  The very competitive price includes utilities and housekeeping.  As well as a two minute walk to work in the morning, Chesterfield town centre is only a five minute drive away.

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Photos: Pharmacy Dept

Get in touch

Please contact the pharmacy department for more information about the hospital and the pre-registration training programmes that we offer.  If you would like to arrange a visit so you can see the hospital and discuss the opportunities that Chesterfield Royal Hospital can provide then please get in touch with:

Pharmacy Department,

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,

Calow,

Chesterfield,

Derbyshire.

S44 5BL

Martin Shepherd

Head of Medicines Management

T: 01246 512150

E: martin.shepherd2@nhs.net

Debora Gamble

Pre-registration  Pharmacist  Manager

T: 01246 512762

E: d.gamble1@nhs.net