Contact Details for Recruitment
Department of Pharmacy,
Bristol Royal Infirmary,
0117 342 1097
University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust is a dynamic and thriving group of teaching and tertiary referral hospitals in the heart of Bristol. We have over 9,000 staff who deliver over 100 different clinical services across nine different sites. With services from the neonatal intensive care unit to care of the elderly, we provide care to the people of Bristol and the South West from the very beginning of life to its later stages. Our staff are the lifeblood of our Trust. They provide general diagnostic, medical and surgical services to the populations of central, south Bristol and the north of North Somerset - approximately 350,000 people.
Our pharmacy programme
Our rotational training programme is centred on helping you to become a competent and confident pharmacist, ensuring a seamless transition from undergraduate to registered pharmacist. Each rotation has been designed to give you maximum exposure to hospital pharmacy and help you further develop your knowledge and skills.
We have dedicated training teams and individual mentors to support you. Weekly tutorials, ward based learning and interactive workshops along with SWMIT local learning days have been designed to assist your development. Our rotational program covers all aspects of pharmacy practice and you will receive training and support from specialist pharmacists to provide you with the knowledge and skills to become the best pharmacist you can be
The training year is designed with a strong clinical emphasis and you will be exposed to the ward environment at an early stage of your programme.
By the end of your training year you will have
Our comprehensive training programme has resulted in a 100% success rate for candidates passing the pre-registration exam and we also have a high retention rate for trainee’s to remain employed in the department once registered.
Pharmacy Department Information
This friendly and sociable department has a reputation for innovation and excellence with a proven commitment to education, training and personal development. Your training will be delivered and supported by specialist clinical pharmacists who are experts in their field, providing you with the stepping stones you will need to begin your career in hospital pharmacy.
We are a forward thinking department, utilising robotic dispensing, electronic prescribing and informatics to constantly provide patients with outstanding healthcare as audited by the CQC.
Local Training Programme Information
The rotational training programme is centred on helping you to become a competent and confident pharmacist, ensuring a seamless transition from undergraduate to registered pharmacist.
The training year is designed with a strong emphasis on clinical pharmacy and you will be exposed to the ward environment from your first week. As well as completing your dispensing competencies, you will commence the year by completing your basic clinical ward competencies in medicines management. As you rotate through the major clinical specialties, you will develop your own knowledge and confidence in delivering a clinical ward service in preparation for practice.
During the year, you will complete an audit or quality improvement project for the department. Previous pre-registration pharmacists have won the regional SWMIT pre-registration poster award for their project, going on to present their findings nationally at the RPS annual conference and the UKCPA annual symposium.
In addition to support from your allocated tutor, your local training will also include weekly tutorials run by a specialist pharmacist. Your in house training will also be supplemented by attendance at the South West Medicines Information and Training (SWMIT) regional training days held at Padbrook Park.
By the end of your training year you will have completed your SWMIT accuracy checking competencies and will also be given your own ward to manage under the supervision of a senior pharmacist to give you some experience of working independently prior to registration. Our comprehensive training programme has resulted in a 100% success rate for candidates passing the pre-registration exam and we also have a high retention rate for trainee’s to remain employed in the department once registered.
There are many things which make Bristol special: from the people who live here to the place itself and at the heart of it is our cultural diversity and independent spirit. The Bristol Royal Infirmary is situated in the centre of a vibrant and buzzing city. Bristol has something for everyone - excellent entertainment, culture and leisure facilities, shopping, live music venues, an array of attractions and hosts a mixed programme of events and festivals. It is ideally placed for access to the West Country, well known for the popular holiday destinations of Somerset, Devon and Cornwall, with their landscape and scenery for walking and mountain biking, coastal villages and sandy beaches.
Access via public transport is very good, with bus links across the city and around the region. There are national rail links from Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway across the country and Bristol International Airport provides wide international travel.
A wide range of private accommodation is available with hospital accommodation available in request.
Social & Recreational
Bristol is an attractive, vibrant centre with a vast range of entertainment, shopping, galleries and sporting facilities.