Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust

Northampton General Hospital

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Our team

Our staff are our greatest asset, friendly, caring and supportive.


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The Training Programme

We offer a 52 week training programme for 3 students specifically designed to help you develop the skills required, not just to pass the exam and achieve all the Performance Standards required by the GPhC for registration, but to equip you for your professional career. Please refer to the timetable attached and see brief details of areas below.

Clinical Pharmacy

  • Pharmacy ward visits
  • Ward rounds with MDT
  • Shadowing in specialist clinics
  • Case presentations
  • Own wards (end of the year)


  • Interacting with hospital staff and public
  • Dispensing and checking skills
  • Clinical screening training
  • Unlicensed and Trials Medicines
  • Enhanced patient counselling course

Medicines Information

  • MI enquiry answering skills
  • Formulary procedures
  • Policies and Guideline review and updates

Sterile and Non-sterile manufacturing

  • Cytotoxic Preparation
  • Releasing products
  • Pharmacist’s role in cancer services
  • Radiopharmacy

Quality Control

  • QC processes


  • Ward and department supplies
  • Procurement

The Pharmacy Department

We offer you the opportunity of working with a friendly, caring and supportive team consisting of Pharmacists, Technicians, Student Technicians and Assistant Technical Officers. Our team of over 100 staff serves around 1000 beds over various sites

We offer experience in a wide variety of specialties in mental health (Berrywood Hospital NHFT), oncology, nephrology, cardiology, ITU, paediatrics and HIV, where we use specialist clinical pharmacists to promote your learning.

Other general medicine and surgery areas include:


Trauma and Orthopaedics

Elderly care

Vascular surgery


GI surgery

Medical admissions

High dependancy unit


G U Surgery

You will accompany pharmacists on their clinical rounds, answering patient related questions and solving problems relating to the particular speciality

Technicians trained in checking, counselling, medicines information and medicines management will also play an important role in your technical skills training when rotating through the different areas.

You will also have the opportunity to attend Clinical Pharmacist meetings contributing to the development of services and CPD through clinical talks and case presentations.

At NGH our team encourages a learning environment and support the professional development of Pharmacists through Diploma courses in Clinical Pharmacy (Band 6), Independent Prescribing(Band 7 and above) and other Postgraduate courses.

Come and visit to see if you share our Trust and department values and want to join us to provide.

Read about our pharmacy department on page 18 of our hospital magazine’


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