University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

Contact Details for Recruitment

 

 Name  Email address  Postal Address  Telephone number

 Lucy Sale

 Education & Training Pharmacist

 Lucy.sale@uhd.nhs.uk 

 Pharmacy Department, Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Castle Lane East, Bournemouth, BH7 7DW

 01202  704 095

 Ros Topple

Education & Training Pharmacist

 Rosalind.Topple@uhd.nhs.uk 

 Poole Hospital Longfleet Road, Poole,  Dorset BH15 2JB

 01202  448 730

 

Tust information

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust (UHD) was created in October 2020 from the merging of Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch NHS Foundation Trust and Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.  University Hospital Dorset NHS Foundation Trust serves a population more than 500,000 people across the county of Dorset. 

The merger is a very exciting time, helping kick-start major improvements to the way healthcare is provided.  Joint CEO Debbie Fleming is passionate about "a collective goal to create a new organisation that is even better, and change how we deliver care in a way that will improve services and deliver better outcomes".

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust, is one of the largest employers in the region. We pride ourselves on positive team work, professional development and support staff to reach their fullest potential.

 Rbch Lake

Royal Bournemouth Hospital lake and grounds

Pharmacy Department Information

Split over the two sites, we are a forward thinking, friendly and welcoming department.  We pride ourselves on supporting trainees and providing and open learning environment.

The Pharmacy Team Poole

Poole Hospital Pharmacy Team

Please visit our webpages to find out more about the Pharmacy department at the RBCH site, Poole site and to discover more working in Pharmacy in Dorset click here!

Watch our video below to hear from our Pharmacy staff what its like to work here with us!

 

Local Training Programme Information

Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Site - 5 posts

Hospital only (2 posts)

This is well developed rotational programme in all aspects of hospital pharmacy to enable the trainee to develop into a well a rounded pharmacist.  Mentoring is provided by experienced tutors who hold regular 1:1 sessions with their tutee. Trainees are also supported by our skilled and motivated team of pharmacists and technical staff.  Particular attention and emphasis is given to ward based clinical services with training starting in the first weeks and the trainee will gain extensive experience in this area. There is training in the dispensary, Aseptic Unit and Medicines Information. Throughout the year each PRP is allocated a study afternoon a week dedicated to completing evidences, undertaking CPD and completing online learning. Trainees also attend the South West programme of study days.  

Hospital/GP split (2 posts)

This programme is a split post between the Royal Bournemouth and GP practice.

Each pre-registration pharmacist has a dedicated experienced tutor. Clinical training is delivered based on regional and national recommendations supported by an in house objectives pack to support a varied rotational programme.

Trainees will spend 3 months at the GP practice with experienced pharmacists.  Supported by HEE and the local GP surgeries the placement will allow the trainee to gain valuable experience of all aspects of this role. Trainees have the opportunity to be involved in practice based projects and support medicines optimisation for the local community.

Regional training days will be provided by the HEE South team.  This post requires the applicant to have a valid driving licence and access to a car.

Hospital/CCG / Mental Health / Community Hospital Split (1 post)

This integrated post allows the tutee to experience our well-developed hospital programme in addition to 2 placements.

Each pre-registration pharmacist has a dedicated experienced tutor. Clinical training is delivered based on regional and national recommendations supported by an in house objectives pack.

This post also includes placements with Dorset CCG (4 weeks) and Dorset Healthcare (8 weeks) which is our local mental health and community Trust. Within the CCG rotation you will participate in the medicines optimisation team. Within mental health the trainee will shadow specialist pharmacists and technicians with the acute and community mental health team.

Take a look at our local programme timetable, training handbook and clinical rotation workbook!

 

Poole Hospital site - 4 posts

Hospital only (2 posts)

Trainees follow a structured rotational programme covering all aspects of hospital pharmacy. There are rotations through all clinical specialties including Medical, Surgery, Care of Elderly, Critical Care, Paediatrics and Oncology. Trainees will become proficient in medicines management and emphasis is placed on gaining early ward exposure, under supervision from experienced pharmacists. There are placements in MI at the regional centre in Southampton, mental health, and community pharmacy. Students will be given support throughout the year with exam preparation sessions and regular tutor and Education and Training Lead Pharmacist meetings. We welcome prospective candidates to join our friendly team and shape our services going forward and many stay on to work in the department after their pre-reg year.

Hospital/GP split (1 post)

This programme is a split post between Poole Hospital and a local GP practice (Adam Practice). Trainees will spend 3 months at the GP practice which is split into two 6 week blocks. They will have the opportunity to gain experience in all areas of a GP practice pharmacists role. Trainees will be involved in practice based projects such as long term conditions, medicines management, home visits and the opportunity to undertake an audit. The rest of the year is based at the Acute Trust. Trainees will also have placements in mental health, Regional MI and community pharmacy. There is a structured rotational programme and there are rotations through all clinical specialties. Trainees will become proficient in medicines management with emphasis on early ward experience and will be given support throughout the year with regular tutor meetings and exam practice. 

Hospital/Mental Health/CCG split (1 post)

This programme is a split programme post between Poole Hospital, Dorset Healthcare University Foundation Trust (DHUFT) and Dorset CCG.  The placements are 12 weeks total split oer the year.  Trainees undertake 8 weeks placement ith DHUFT, (covering 4 weeks acute mental health and 4 weeks community setting with the Medicines Optimisation team) and four weeks at the CCG where trainees shadow practice pharmacist based phrmacists.  At the acute trust trainees follow a structured rotational programme covering all aspects of hospital pharmacy.  There are rotations through all clinical specialities with emphasis on early ward experience.  Trainees will be given support throughout with regular tutor meetings and exam pracitice.  There has been very positive feedback from students undertaking this training post.

Take a look at the local programme timetable at Poole Hospital

 

Pharmacy Aseptic Unit At Poole Hospital Nhs Foundation Trust

Pharmacy Aseptic Unit - Poole Hospital

Other information (location & transport links)

Bournemouth, Poole & Christchurch are not only great places to work but superb areas to live. We have access to beautiful areas such as the New Forest and the Purbecks as well as our miles of golden beaches.  Dorset is renowned for its areas of outstanding natural beauty and the spectacular Jurassic coast, idea for sports and outdoor activites.  Bournemouth has two universities and is a vibrant town with plenty of options for entertainment. Transport links are excellent with Bournemouth airport, ferry terminals at Poole and direct train access to London.  Poole also has great transport links and bustling quay.

Bournemouth Pier

Bournemouth Pier

Following the merger, it is a condition of employment that all staff being recruited may be expected to work across all sites.  Hospital transport between hospital sites is available but valid driving licence and access to a car is useful especially for split posts.

 

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Rbh Front

The Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Poole Hosp Stunning Location

Poole Hospital and its stunning location

Rbch Pharmacy Team

RBCH Pharmacy Team