Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Contact Details for Recruitment





 Kay Holmes



 Musgrove Park Hospital,



 TA1 5DA

 01823 342 253

 Jon Beard


 01823 343 748


Trust Information

Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton is the largest acute hospital in Somerset, run by the Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust. The 700+ bed hospital provides an extensive range of acute medical services to the local population of over 340,000 people in Western Somerset, as well as some county wide services.

In addition to its inpatient, outpatient and day surgery services, the hospital provides full emergency care (A&E) and extensive maternity facilities, including a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for all of Somerset. The hospital also provides a county wide service for several other specialist services, for example Vascular Surgery and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.


Pharmacy Department Information

The Pharmacy provides a range of services to support medicines management:

  • Ward services
  • Pharmacy procurement
  • Dispensing
  • Medicines information
  • Clinical pharmacy
  • Aseptic services – non-cytotoxic
  • Chemotherapy
  • Clinical trials


Local Training Programme Information

Sample Programme

The Pharmacy offers graduates a comprehensive training programme which integrates well with the courses run by the regional training office. Trainees will have the opportunity to gain training and experience in all aspects of the service.

A Pre-Registration training programme is in place to provide knowledge of working practices and policies within the Pharmacy. You will rotate through each service area for which a training programme is provided.

Trainees will begin in the ward services moving on to dispensary services, medicines information and manufacturing. A mix of clinical pharmacy, medicines information and dispensary experience is a core part of the programme.


Other Information (location, transport links, accommodation)

The hospital is all on one site located within 15 minutes-walk of the town centre. Taunton has good transport links by train and the hospital is served by frequent bus services to the bus station and town centre.


Social & Recreational