United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
The United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest acute trusts in England and was formed in April 2000 by the merger of three acute trusts in Lincolnshire.
In the course of a year the Trust will treat somewhere in the region of 180,000 accident and emergency patients, almost 100,000 inpatients and nearly half a million outpatients.
The Trust consists of four hospitals, two of which offer pre-registration trainee pharmacist placements; Pilgrim Hospital in Boston and Lincoln County Hospital.
Our vision is working together to provide sustainable high quality patient-centered care to the people of Lincolnshire.
We usually have 6 (12 month) pre-registration training places, exact numbers will be advertised on the ‘National Recruitment Scheme’ website (ORIEL) in June.
The Pharmacy Department
Both pharmacy departments are modern, friendly and progressive. The pharmacy department at Lincoln County Hospital employs approximately ninety staff and the department at Pilgrim Hospital employs approximately fifty staff. They are both based upon a team approach integrating technicians, assistants and pharmacists into a ward based team designed to put the patients’ needs first. Patient safety and good quality care mean that the Trust is committed to providing a wide range of education and training programmes for its entire staff, according to their needs. Our pre-registration trainee pharmacists have an important role to play in this team and as the year progresses become a more integral part of the service.
During the year, if the pre-registration trainee pharmacist has any questions or problems, there are numerous individuals on hand for support ranging from their pre-registration pharmacist tutor, to previous pre-registration trainee pharmacists who have taken Band 6 jobs with the Trust, to senior pharmacists and technicians. Both departments have an active social scene, including various meals out and sporting activities including badminton games and football matches.