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East & North Hertfordshire NHS FoundationTrust -Lister Hospital

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Pre-registration training

We offer 5 placements (4 x 12-month and ONE innovative post with a 13-week placement in a local GP Practice).

We achieved the top ranking in a recent survey of hospital placement experiences of trainees across 22 sites in the East of England

Our trainee pharmacists are seen as integral members of the team and are supported by highly skilled pre-registration tutors and pre-registration managers throughout the year.
As a trainee pharmacist you will:

  • follow a comprehensive rotational programme that provides a solid grounding to all aspects of hospital pharmacy practice but is focused on ward based clinical pharmacy training
  • work alongside experienced pharmacists and pharmacy technicians and be given ample opportunities to apply your knowledge in practice
  • undertake a 2-week cross sector placement in community pharmacy
  • undertake placements at Mount Vernon, a specialist cancer hospital; one of our hospices and with our specialist Renal and Paediatric pharmacists
  • have the opportunity to spend time in theatres; with our Diabetic, Parkinsons Disease and Pain teams as well as other members of the multi-disciplinary team
  • participate in in-house teaching sessions designed to enhance learning
  • take part in the UEA residential study programme.

We pride ourselves in being a friendly, hard working and highly supportive team and hope that you choose to work in dynamic yet welcoming environment.

Contact Us

For more information or to arrange an informal visit contact our Pre-registration managers: 

Surinder Bhatia (

Rachel Holland (

Comments from current trainees

The Pharmacy department

With a staff of over 150 people, we are a core part of the hospital structure and an integral part of the ward team. Our department covers different areas: In-patient and Out-patient Dispensary, Technical Services Unit, Medicines Information, Stores & Distribution and Clinical Ward Pharmacy.

For more information about the Lister Hospital Pharmacy department click here


About the Hospital

The Lister is a 730-bed district general hospital in Stevenage providing emergency and inpatient care for east and north Hertfordshire and south Bedfordshire, a community of around 500,000 people. Our regional cancer centre, Mount Vernon Hospital, supports around 2 million people.

Lister has specialist sub-regional services in urology and renal dialysis.

Stevenage lies 33 miles north of central London, approximately 25 minutes by train or easily accessible via the A1 motorway.

Core Values
As a Trust we work hard to put our patients first; strive for excellence and continued improvement; value everyone; be open and honest and work as a team.



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East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

Site: Lister Hospital

  • Are vacation placements offered? YES
  • How many placements? 6
  • placements Length of each placement: Two weeks
  • Dates: June and July
  • Restrictions as to who can apply: Third year MPharm students only

Contact details: Surinder Bhatia or Rachel Holland

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All Band 6 pharmacist posts at this hospital are advertised on:


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