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Bedford Hospital

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Pre-registration training

We offer four pre-registration training placements.  Our trainees describe their path to become exemplary clinical pharmacists at our high-performing Trust as ‘exciting, challenging and supportive.’


Rotations have a clinical focus and cover: Regional vascular centre, acute medical wards, orthopaedics, paediatrics, medicines information, dispensary and aseptics.

Each rotation is supervised by a Specialist Pharmacist for that clinical area who provides expert training.

 

We will support your development with regular clinical meetings and allow you to take increasing responsibility as you progress.

We support cross sector experience with our community colleagues and offer two weeks experience at our local Clinical Commissioning Group.

 

Our pre-registration tutors are enthusiastic about the role and offer a mix of experience and new ideas.  Tutors and trainees are supported by monthly meetings with the pre-registration manager. 

 

Our programme dovetails with the UEA residential study programme to ensure you receive comprehensive learning to stand you in good stead to begin life as an excellent newly qualified pharmacist.  In 2015 & 16, 80% of trainees gained Band 6 posts here.

 

We hope you will join our supportive team and choose to work in our forward-thinking, outward-looking department.

Contact Us

For more information or to arrange an informal visit contact:

Alyson Winter (Alyson.winter@bedfordhospital.nhs.uk)

Comments from current trainees

The Pharmacy department

The Trust’s regard for Pharmacy was demonstrated in 2016, when our innovative department had a £1 million upgrade, introducing the latest technology.
You will have the opportunity to work in a friendly team of around 70 people and uphold our excellent multidisciplinary relationships outside the department.
Our department includes:  Dispensary, Aseptic Services Unit, Medicines Information, Home Care, Procurement, Stores and a Clinical and Education Hub.

 

About the Hospital

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The Trust serves a population of about 270,000 across Bedfordshire with a 900,000 catchment for vascular services.  We have 360 beds providing a full range of acute services including Critical Care, Care of the Elderly, General Medicine, Acute Admissions, General Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Neonatal and Paediatrics, Oncology, Trauma and Orthopaedics and Vascular Surgery.  

The town

Bedford is a vibrant county town flanked by Oxford and Cambridge and just 35 minutes by train to London.  Whether you like high-octane thrills, have an interest in history and the arts or enjoy outdoor activities in unspoilt countryside, Bedford offers an abundance of leisure opportunities.

Core Values:

At Bedford Hospital, ‘every patient matters.’  We pride ourselves on:

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Work Experience

Bedford Hospital

Site: as above

  • Are vacation placements offered? YES
  • How many placements? 4 placements (2 during June/July and 2 in September)
  • Length of each placement: Four weeks in June/July and 1 week in September
  • Dates: June, July and September
  • Restrictions as to who can apply:
  • No but preference is given to second and third year MPharm students

Contact details: Alyson Winter Alyson.Winter@bedfordhospital.nhs.uk

Job Opportunities

All band 6 pharmacist posts at this hospital are advertised on: https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/

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