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Luton & Dunstable University Hospital

"Clinical Excellence, Quality & Safety"

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Pre-registration training
 
We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated pre-registration pharmacists to join our close knit pharmacy team at Luton and Dunstable.
As a department we are fully committed to your training and development to enable you to maximise your learning potential during the pre-reg year. There are a number of rotations you will participate in as part of your training. The clinical rotations include:

  • Surgery
  • General Medicine
  • Acute Medicine
  • Complex care


The pre registration programme includes a rotation in medicines information and production.
Another key rotation to give you the knowledge not only to pass the exam but also develop you as pharmacist is our automated dispensary. This will include the opportunities to experience both inpatients and outpatient prescriptions.
 
During the pre-reg year, you will also have secondments to the Quality Control department(s) of  neighbouring trusts, the local CCG and cross sector experience at a local community pharmacy. You will also learn about auditing and undertake an audit of our services.

We provide exam and calculation support throughout the year which complements the regional residential training days, allowing you to network with your pre-registration colleagues locally.


Our overall objective is to provide you with the clinical skills, knowledge and healthcare experience to smoothly sail through the transition from a pre-registration trainee to a confident registered pharmacist. We are very pleased with our hundred percent pass rate record. Feedback from our trainees is central to continuously improve our programme and we are fortunate that such feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.

Contact Us

For more information or to attend our Open Day on 5th July 2017 please contact Zaneeta Nagji, Lead Pharmacist for Medicine Division on 01582 497168 or by email on (Zaneeta.Nagji@ldh.nhs.uk)

Comments from current trainees

The Pharmacy department

As a pharmacy department we are a hard working, friendly team and our pre-registration trainees are an integral part of it. The department strives on innovative ideas and have implemented electronic prescribing across the trust as well as a bespoke pharmacist prioritisation tool. This software has enabled pharmacists to manage their workload effectively ensuring that high risk patients are prioritised.

We have a designated Education and Training pharmacist who has been influential in creating a culture of learning and developing staff. We are proud of the fact that many of our senior staff in Band 8 and 7 positions have progressed from our pre-registration and Band 6 programmes.

 

About the Hospital

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The Luton and Dunstable University Hospital is a highly rated, diverse and forward thinking place to work. We are a Foundation Trust that is committed to excellence and to the provision of high quality healthcare. As a trust we have a proven track record of putting patient safety first and this is reflected by the fact that we achieved a “Good” rating at the Care Quality Commission inspection in January 2016 across the hospital and “Outstanding” rating for Paediatrics, Emergency Care Services and Outpatient Services.

The Luton and Dunstable serves a multi-cultural population of over 350,000 across Bedfordshire and North Hertfordshire. The hospital location benefits from excellent transport links and is conveniently located next to the M1 motorway. Direct train services are available to London Kings Cross which is only a 30 minute commute. Luton airport is only 5 miles away, by road and rail. The hospital is within easy reach of Barton Hills Nature reserve and Dunstable Downs, an area of outstanding beauty and heritage site.

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Luton and Dunstable Foundation Trust Hospital

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  • 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: Patsy Edwards patricia.edwards@ldh.nhs.uk

Job Opportunities

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

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