Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust (Torbay Hospital)


Summer Vacation Placements

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust is a forward thinking integrated organisation providing acute healthcare services from Torbay Hospital, as well as community health services and adult social care.

The In-patient Pharmacy Department at Torbay Hospital employs around 90 staff who provide services to approximately 750 beds across Torbay and South Devon.

The Out-patient Pharmacy services are provided by SDH Developments Ltd a wholly owned subsidiary of the Trust.


Placement details

We are offering flexible 2 to 5 day placements to 3rd year undergraduates who are interested in obtaining hospital practice experience throughout June, July and August. Our intention is to provide a quality based overview of the services provided by the whole pharmacy team including ward visits accompanied by either a clinical Pharmacist and/or a Medicines Optimisation Technician, dispensary, distribution, aseptic services, and medicines information. Applicants will also be able to meet with our current pre-registration pharmacists to discuss how we support and provide them with learning opportunities during their pre-registration year.


Location of placement

Torbay Hospital – within the In-patient pharmacy department including aseptic services and patient facing ward visits.


Applicant requirements

If you are interested in applying for a placement please submit your current curriculum vitae accompanied by a covering letter, stating why you would like to complete a placement at Torbay Hospital Pharmacy as well as what you would like to achieve during your visit, via email to Rebecca Morgan at  successful applicants will also be required to complete a fitness to work and confidentiality declaration.  


Accommodation available

Applicants are responsible for arranging and paying for their own accommodation.



This is a voluntary work placement.