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East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust (Mount Vernon Hospital)

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Pre-registration training
We offer 2 placements

Pre-registration trainee pharmacists will gain experience in all areas through a rotation programme. This includes rotating through dispensary, drug distribution, purchasing, quality control, medicines information, production and clinical. These will be split between Mount Vernon Hospital, Lister Hospital and Hillingdon Hospital.

Pre-registration trainees also need to spend a minimum of 2 weeks in a community Pharmacy. There is 2 weeks allocated to audit work, with a presentation of their audit to the departments expected at the end of it.

The training is actively monitored by the tutor (who meets at least every 2 weeks with the trainees) and modified if necessary, to meet individual training needs. Our pre-registration trainee pharmacist training is well structured and ensures that all areas of competence required by the GPhC are covered. Pre-registration trainees work in every section of the department as well as ward areas throughout their training year.

Our trainees attend five blocks of residential training spaced throughout the year with the University of East Anglia. These study blocks focus on clinical topics and provides considerable support for the pre-registration exam.

We hope you will choose to work and join our diverse, friendly and hard working team.

Contact Us

For more information or to arrange an informal visit contact Sana Mahmood Email: ( and Sara Yousif Email: (

Comments from current trainees

The Pharmacy department

The Pharmacy Department is located at the Mount Vernon, Lister and QEII hospital sites. The department is young, friendly and progressive. Qualified pharmacists are actively encouraged and supported to study for formal clinical qualifications e.g. Certificate or Diploma in Pharmacy Practice (University of Hertfordshire and University College London).

In-house training meetings are held to ensure that staff keeps up-to-date with their knowledge. All training programmes are tailored individually according to a member of staff's needs, and previous experience is taken into account.

About the Hospital

The East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust includes; Lister Hospital, QEII, Hertford County and Mount Vernon Hospitals.

Mount Vernon Hospital is a well renowned, highly specialised Cancer Specialist Centre based in Northwood, Middlesex. As a centre of excellence we pride ourselves in both our technical treatments and our patient care.

The Lister site is an acute general hospital providing a wide range of specialities including General Medicine, Elderly care, surgery including ENT and plastics; oncology, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics and neonatal care; intensive and coronary care as well as an A&E department and busy out-patient clinics.
Core Values:

The Trust’s Vision is: To deliver quality local healthcare that is valued and trusted.

Underpinning its vision are the following core values:

  • We put our patients first
  • We work as a team
  • We value everybody
  • We are open and honest
  • We strive for excellence and continuous improvement



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East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

Site: Mount Vernon Hospital

  • Are vacation placements offered? YES
  • How many placements? 4 placements
  • Length of each placement: Two weeks
  • Dates: Usually end of June till mid-July
  • Restrictions as to who can apply: Third year MPharm students only

Contact details: Sana Mahmood Email: ( and Sara Yousif Email: (

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