What makes us special?
At STSFT we are the top trust nationally for hours spent on wards per week, as great emphasis is placed on clinical pharmacy where 90% of our junior pharmacists’ time is spent undertaking patient-focused activities.
Experience is gained in a wide range of specialties including:
- emergency care
- trauma and orthopaedics
- care of the elderly
- medicine specialties
The department works in partnership with the University of Sunderland where we host undergraduate student placements and facilitate inter-professional learning for students across disciplines. Research and audit within the department is well supported by the research and audit group and we have research links with the University of Sunderland.
Our pharmacists manage a busy outpatient anti-coagulation service and many advanced practitioners and specialists deliver a wide range of innovative services. We have many specialist independent prescribers undertaking outpatient clinics and prescribing within inpatient clinical areas.
Other services provided include those from the ‘licensed manufacturing unit’ with aseptic and non-sterile services, medicines information and automated dispensing services. Automated dispensing is now part of service provision within Sunderland Royal Hospital and electronic prescribing is used throughout the Trust.
Trainees will be largely based at Sunderland Royal Hospital (a >800-bedded hospital), with a proportion of the training year spent at South Tyneside District Hospital (340 beds) and a small amount of time at the Sunderland Eye Infirmary.