Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) NHS Trust consists of two main hospital campuses, the Queen’s Medical Centre (QMC) and Nottingham City Hospital (NCH). NUH was formed in 2006 following the merger of the two previous trusts.
Our nine pre-registration pharmacists are split over the two sites (5 based mainly at QMC, 4 based mainly at NCH), however time will be spent on both campuses in order to experience the wide variety of specialties and departments that we have to offer at NUH.
The trust has achieved a national and international reputation for many of our specialist services, including stroke, renal, neurosciences, cancer services and trauma with the pharmacy department having a huge input into these services. As a teaching trust we have a strong relationship with our colleagues at the University of Nottingham and other universities across the East Midlands.
The Pharmacy Department
The pharmacy department provides services to wards and departments throughout the trust, to university departments, other trusts in Nottingham and the UK, local community pharmacies, the pharmaceutical industry and purchasers from outside the UK.
The department comprises: stores, satellites/dispensaries, homecare services, medicines information, clinical trials, sterile production and non-sterile manufacturing and provides a 24 hour on call service to inpatients. Since the merger of the trust some of these services are based wholly on one campus only. The outpatient pharmacy service at NUH like many other trusts has been privatized. However at NUH the trust owns the company which runs the outpatients service and therefore the pharmacy department has kept strong links.
Our clinical pharmacists provide a range of specialist input into different areas on wards, at multidisciplinary meetings and in clinics. The department is involved in formulary maintenance and development, including writing and reviewing guidelines and protocols for various indications.
Pre-reg supporting information