Contact Details for Recruitment
Lead Education & Training Pharmacist
Pharmacy Department, Salisbury District Hospital, Odstock Road, Salisbury, SP2 8BJ
01722 336 262 ext. 4262
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust provides a wide range of clinical care including general, acute and emergency services approximately 225,000 people across Wiltshire, Dorset and Hampshire.
Clinical services provided by Salisbury District Hospital include oncology, cardiology, maternity, orthopaedics, stroke, adult and neonatal intensive care. Regional specialist services including burns, plastics, cleft lip and palate, genetics and rehabilitation are provided to a much wider population of more than three million people. In addition, the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre serves the whole of the South of England with a population of 11 million people.
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust is committed to delivering a high standard of patient care and focuses on continually improving the services we offer. We benefit from a state-of-the-art children’s unit, a new breast unit facility, award winning recovery gardens and a thriving staff club, gym facilities and swimming pool. Major refurbishments have been made to most of the medical wards to ensure a relaxed calming surrounding, especially important for people with dementia.
To find out more, visit out webpage
Pharmacy Department Information
The Pharmacy Department at Salisbury District Hospital are a friendly and supportive team of around 80 staff with a growing population of pre-registration trainees, and junior pharmacists who all receive a structured training programme.
We have adopted innovative ways of working, are receptive to new ways of learning and staff engagement. We have just refurbished our dispensary, installing a top of the range robot and we have a purpose built sterile unit. These improvements enable better work flow and efficiency, allowing us to concentrate on delivering a comprehensive range of ward-based clinical pharmacy services.
We benefit from a dynamic mix of personnel, ranging from assistant technical officers and highly skilled pharmacy technicians, through to rotational and specialist clinical pharmacists which include independent prescribers. Newly-qualified pharmacists are offered a rich experience through our rotational programme and we actively encourage post-graduate qualifications such as the diploma in Clinical Pharmacy linked to prescribing status or equivalent sterile services qualifications.
Our team also lead on drug related clinical trials and contribute extensively to the research and development agenda which is embedded throughout the trust. The future of the pharmacy services at Salisbury is exciting as we look to introduce electronic prescribing and an independent outpatient service.
Prospective trainees are welcome to contact us for an informal visit.
Local Training Programme Information
Hospital only programme - 3 vacancies
Our extensive rotational programme is innovative, well-structured and diverse. It is strongly focussed on inter-professional learning facilitating clinical practitioner development within the larger healthcare team. The programme is delivered in a supportive learning environment with half day of study each week.
The essential core learning of the programme concentrates on developing clinical skills. Rotations include MI, dispensary, general medicine, surgery, paediatrics, including our award winning Duke of Cornwall Spinal Unit, burns and plastics, procurement and aseptic services.
Trainees will have an opportunity to spend time in primary care; including a two week placement in community pharmacy, a week in CCG and a few days in the regional mental health Trust.
The local programme also incorporates the regional training courses including a one week placement at the Wessex Drug and Medicines Information Centre at University Hospital Southampton and a community pharmacy placement. Trainees are encouraged to spend time with a variety of other healthcare professionals, from specialist nurses to physiotherapists, dietitians and consultants throughout their clinical rotations.
We offer an afternoon per week of study time (whenever possible). Trainees may use this time to complete projects and written work. These afternoons are also used for mandatory tutorials which cover a range of specialties and are designed to link in with the current clinical rotation.
Regional training with local pre-registration trainees on core topics complements the programme.
The pre-registration tutor will facilitate all learning opportunities and is available on a day to day basis to assist and advise trainees with regard to any aspect of their training.
We also offer a comprehensive GP split training programme for selected trainees.
Example of Hospital only programme timetable can be found here
Hospital-GP split programme (2 vacancies)
We are very excited to offer an integrated placement programme within one of our primary care networks in Wiltshire.
The trainee will spend time in both hospital and GP sites. At the GP site, the trainee will work with the lead practice pharmacist, GP and the practice team. We offer a comprehensive programme which allows the pre-registration trainee an opportunity to develop skills in communication, consultation, medication reviews, medicine information and a range of basic clinical assessment skills.
The essential core learning of their hospital programme concentrates on developing clinical skills. Rotations include MI, dispensary, medicine, surgery, paediatrics, Duke of Cornwall Spinal Unit, burns and plastics, procurement and aseptic services.
Community placement and regional training on core topics complements the programme.
Our integrated placement programme will give the trainee a unique opportunity to see the provision of clinical pharmacy services between the secondary and primary interface.
Example of Hospital-GP split programme timetable can be found here
Other Information (location, transport links, accommodation)
Salisbury District Hospital is based in Wiltshire and is a 20 minute walk or a 5 minute bus ride (1.5 miles) South of the beautiful Cathedral City of Salisbury. The city famous for its Cathedral was crowned the best place to live in 2019. Salisbury’s distinguished history, community spirit and glorious surroundings make it a great place to live, work and socialise.
Nestled in the heart of the Salisbury Plains and on the edge of the New Forest Salisbury is a beautiful place to live and work. It is close to the South Coast and the historic towns of Bath and Winchester. London Waterloo is less than 2 hours away by train and the world famous prehistoric Stonehenge is just a few miles across the plains.
Salisbury operates a substantial Park and Ride scheme, with 4 venues located around the outskirts of the city. Local buses run every 10 minutes from the hospital to the City Centre and Train Station.
There is on-site parking available for hospital staff (charges are applicable).
There is also a public cycle path leading up to the hospital and ample, secure parking facilities for bicycles and motorbikes.
A Car share scheme is supported by the Trust.
On-site accommodation is available for pre-registration trainee pharmacists at Salisbury District Hospital (charges are applicable). Trainees usually choose to share with 3 other staff members in a terraced house but flats and other options may be available. It is advisale to have access to a car to travel to different sites.
Social & Recreational
The hospital has an onsite social club, gym, swimming pool, squash and tennis courts.
Salisbury and the surrounding area offers a wide range of outdoor activities: from rambling, running and cycling through to slightly more daring pursuits e.g. sky-diving! There is a myriad of sports clubs, a cinema and a well-developed local arts scene, including several galleries, the Arts Centre and various theatre venues.
For those trainees who prefer a spot of retail therapy, Salisbury offers a wide range of both high street and speciality shops, with larger complexes a mere 40 minutes away in Southampton, Basingstoke and Bournemouth.
Salisbury offers a diverse range of cafes and restaurants, catering for all culinary tastes and there are wonderful country pubs in many of the nearby villages.