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1 NHS Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacist Training

2 Regions of England & Wales that offer pre-registration training  East Midlands  East of England (Norfolk, Suffolk & Cambridgeshire)  East of England (Bedfordshire, Essex & Hertfordshire)  London  North East & Cumbria  North West  South East (Kent, Surrey & Sussex and Hampshire & the Isle of Wight)  South West  Thames Valley  Wales  West Midlands  Yorkshire & Humber


4 Hospitals / NHS Trusts in Thames Valley  Oxford University Hospitals, Milton Keynes Hospital, Buckinghamshire Healthcare, Royal Berkshire and Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospital.  We have approximately 23 placements in the region overall

5 The pre-registration training year is designed to…….  provide experience of working : –in a variety of areas –with a large number of people with different backgrounds –with people from many different disciplines  help you to: –demonstrate competence as a pharmacist –pass the registration assessment!

6 What’s involved?   Comprehensive rotational training programme unique to each hospital –Patient Services –Clinical Pharmacy Services –Technical Services   Tutor, mentors, supervisors   May include weeks of experience in community pharmacy organised by the hospital

7 Patient Services  Dispensary –Automation – robots –In-patients –Out-patients –Discharge medicines  Pharmacists role –Clinical checking of prescriptions –Giving information to outpatients on the safe and effective use of medicines on the safe and effective use of medicines

8 Patient Services  Procurement & Distribution –Purchasing (involves contracting and negotiation) –Stock control –Distribution of medicines  Clinical Trials

9 Clinical Pharmacy Services  Ward based clinical pharmacy –Ward rounds –Medicines reconciliation –Counseling patients on their medicines –Discharge planning with other HCPs –Checking prescription charts

10 Clinical Pharmacy Services  Medicines Information –Answering queries –Formulary management –Evaluation of new medicines for hospital committees

11 Technical Services  Aseptics –TPN –Cytotoxic reconstitution –CIVAs

12 Technical Services  Non-sterile manufacturing –Pre-packaged products for wards and clinics –Manufactured “specials” e.g. liquids, creams  QC/QA –Raw materials –Medical gas testing –Environmental monitoring monitoring of aseptic suites of aseptic suites

13 Regional courses and study days  Regional courses and study days –Various topics including exam preparation –Topics more efficiently & effectively covered in groups –Interaction with other trainees in the region

14 What’s in it for you? Direct involvement in patient careDirect involvement in patient care Being part of a multi-professional teamBeing part of a multi-professional team  Support from fellow pharmacists and colleagues is always available.  The opportunity to get input from, observe, and work with several pharmacists rather than just one role model  Sociable & supportive environment  Job satisfaction & an excellent grounding on which to base your career in pharmacy

15  Salary April 2013 was £21,388 per year + up to £4277 for high cost area allowances  Annual leave = 27 days  Accommodation sometimes available (discounted)  Postgraduate qualifications – Certificate, Diploma, MSc  Career structure & progression What’s in it for you?

16 Split & Joint placements Hospital + Community (split placement) Hospital + Industry (joint placement) Why Do a Split / Joint Year?  Understand roles of more than one sector of practice in detail  Integrated, structured training programme in both sectors  Greater career choice once registered

17 How to Apply  NHS National Recruitment Scheme (England & Wales) Booklet was sent to universities in January 2014  Application website opens for registration for 2015 intake on 01 March

18 Home page of the website


20 Browse hospitals – look for the logo on all pages on the website

21  Location  Type and size of hospital  Vacation opportunities  Availability of accommodation  Do you know someone who works there?  Contact hospitals directly Choosing the right hospital for you You can choose 4












33 Job Title

34 Please provide a summary of the experience gained collectively from your employment or work experience including what you have learnt and how this is of relevance to your pre-registration application. Do not use this section of the CV to write about placements that you have undertaken as part of your university course. You may write about university placements in the further supporting information question in the profile section of your application if you wish to do so.


36 Criminal Records  The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) is now called the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)  DBS checks = mandatory in the NHS for all staff who have regular, direct contact with patients  Pre-regs. need an Enhanced DBS check with barring

37 Criminal Records  Your employer will undertake the DBS check after offering you a place.  If you have any reason to think this may cause a problem, please discuss it with potential employers.  Be Honest!  Any offer of employment is subject to a satisfactory disclosure from the DBS

38 Criminal Records  Pharmacists & pre-regs. are exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act by virtue of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order –Therefore you are NOT entitled to withhold any information about convictions, cautions, warnings and reprimands which for other purposes are "spent" under the provisions of the Act.  New legislation (2013): Certain old minor convictions no longer need to be declared (including for those who are exempt from the rehabilitation of offenders act). See NHS Employment Check Standards for Criminal Records for more information.


40 The Profile section 1) Pharmacy professionals need to abide by the GPhC Standards of Conduct, Ethics and Performance to be able to practice safely and effectively. NHS employees are also expected to take account of the NHS Constitution in their decisions and actions. Give an example of when you have demonstrated behaviour consistent with that expected of a pharmacy professional. (Maximum of 1000 characters including spaces) 2) Describe a situation where you demonstrated professional judgement. What did you do and what was the outcome? The example cited should relate to pharmacy practice. (Maximum of 1000 characters including spaces)

41 The Profile section 3) Describe a situation when you worked as part of a team and used your organisational skills to achieve a common goal. (Maximum of 1000 characters including spaces) 4) Tell us about your social/recreational interests or hobbies (Maximum of 1000 characters including spaces) 5) Further supporting information: Please provide a statement in support of your application, stating the reasons for your interest in working in hospital pharmacy and your chosen hospital(s). Include any relevant information, experience and achievements NOT covered elsewhere in this form. You may wish to include information about what you have learnt from university placements in this section of your application. (Maximum of 2000 characters including spaces).

42 Handy hints:  Think about what they are looking for  Write about you and your experiences – don’t write a generic essay  Describe how any learning from work experience or placements relates to pre-reg training  Sell yourself ; It’s competitive  Get your facts right – don’t make inaccurate claims about the hospital

43 Handy hints: Try to be individual In my degree I have studied dispensing, chemistry, pharmaceutics…. BUT – don’t be surprised if you are asked at interview about what you have written on your application form

44 Handy hints for applications:  Be specific  Be critical –Have you actually answered the question? –Have you written clearly and concisely?  Be accurate –Check spelling and grammar



47 Do's and Dont's –Do submit your academic referee details on time. –Don’t expect to complete the whole application form in one sitting. –Don’t submit your application until you have checked it thoroughly –Don’t leave it to the last minute to submit your applications. –Late applications will not be accepted under any circumstances.

48 Recruitment Timetable FIRST ROUND Go to  01 March –Registration with the website for 2015 applications  30 June –Deadline for submitting academic referee details  31 August –Deadline for applications  01 September –applications sent to hospitals  September – interviews

49 What happens next after submitting?  Hospitals will be able to view online applications on 01 September (1 st round)  You may or may not be invited for interview  Track your status online  Interviews – Take place in September  Interview outcomes / job offers made online  Respond to job offers online

50 Responding to job offers online  Respond online within the required deadline  You may: –Accept the offer –Reject the offer –Put the offer ‘On Hold’ –All ‘On Hold’ offers must be accepted or rejected by the first Friday in October  Multiple offers: –You may only put ONE offer on hold so if you receive a subsequent offer you must reject one of them –You need to have decided on your preferred hospital in advance so you can respond to offers within deadline  See guidelines on Pharmalife website

51 More information  Refer to your Recruitment Scheme booklet and visit the website  Regional NHS Information packs  FAQs on the website including top tips on writing application forms and preparing for interviews  Tomorrows Pharmacist Articles: –Making a successful hospital pharmacy preregistration application –How to ensure you do well at a hospital preregistration placement interview

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