How many roles are available and where are they based?
We have the exciting opportunity to work with Health Education England and the Northern School of Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation to extend our pre-registration programme. This means that we will be supporting nine pre-registration places at Northumbria across two programmes. We will have five places on our original programme and four places on the new programme.
During your time at Northumbria you will have the opportunity to experience working in a wide variety of venues, including:
- Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital
- North Tyneside General Hospital
- Wansbeck General Hospital
- Hexham General Hospital
- GP surgeries
- Care homes
- Community Hospitals
- Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (four week placement with mental health services)
- The regional drug and therapeutics centre (one week placement)
- Community pharmacy (three weeks cross-sector placement)
What makes us special?
At Northumbria we have a passion for extended role development and encourage all of our pharmacists to undertake further education and become independent prescribers. For the first time this year we also have pharmacists undertaking additional training to support our clinical service as advanced clinical practitioners. We see our pre-registration training year as essential stage in the development of skilled practitioners to work within our multi-disciplinary teams.
Our trust provides innovative, first class clinical pharmacy services across primary and secondary care. At our specialist emergency care hospital, The Northumbria, we deliver leading edge ward based clinical pharmacy services seven days a week. We use ward automation and electronic prescribing to augment the care we provide to patients. As well as many other things, our team supports ward rounds and our pharmacists prescribe for most of the patients who are admitted into the trust. Our pharmacy service is recognised for innovation and for the delivery of novel, value-adding care to patients.
Medicines optimisation through integrated care allows our pharmacy teams to care for our patients wherever they present i.e. in hospital, within a care home, GP practice or in their own home. We have an established team of staff working clinically within multidisciplinary teams across primary and secondary care.
During your pre-registration year, you will get to see and experience all of this. Most importantly, you will be supported by the whole team to actively provide care to patients – streamlining your transition from trainee to clinical pharmacist.