East Midlands pre-registration programme for hospital pharmacy

Pre-Registration Pharmacy

East Midlands Pre-Registration Trainee Pharmacist programme for hospital pharmacy 


East Midlands Pre-registration Pharmacist programme (hospital)

Our programme brings together workplace training within one of the eight hospital trusts in the East Midlands with a regional programme, both designed to support you to register with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and prepare you for your career as a pharmacist.

We are funded by Health Education England East Midlands 

Our trainees achieved a 100 per cent pass rate in the 2016 GPhC assessments

Many past pre-registration trainee pharmacists have stayed after qualifying and gone on to achieve clinical diplomas and MScs. All trusts offer support to newly qualified pharmacists to continue to develop skills and undertake continued professional development (CPD).

How to apply for a pre-registration training place in East Midlands

Health Education England (HEE) will be introducing a centralised recruitment and selection process for pre-registration pharmacist posts from 2017 onwards. 

For all enquiries about the regional programme, contact:

Amanda Kemp
Regional Preregistration Facilitator
E: akemp@dmu.ac.uk

Address Details:
Leicester School of Pharmacy,
The Gateway,

Regional Training

The regional study day programme is designed to complement the training in trusts, through study days held each month at De Montfort University, Leicester. 

Small group interactive and problem-based sessions will explore the underpinning knowledge and skills required for your pre-registration year and beyond, covering specific areas of the performance standards and GPhC Registration Assessment Framework.

Importantly, the regional days also provide the opportunity for you to regularly network with your colleagues whilst learning in a relaxed interactive atmosphere.

Facilitated discussion, case studies and simulated scenarios will be used to explore topics, including:

  • planning a successful preregistration year
  • registration assessment preparation
  • assertiveness and conflict management
  • first aid (Emergency First Aid at work qualification taught by accredited pharmacists)
  • minor ailments
  • law update
  • professional issues and ethical dilemmas
  • formative, OSCE-type scenarios
  • how to undertake your Quality Improvement project
  • practice exam papers in an exam environment

You will also take part in a multidisciplinary simulation session at one of the region’s four simulation suites. There is an ‘acute care’ session at one of the regional study days to help prepare you for the simulation and also for on-call work as a band 6 pharmacist.

You will be enrolled as a De Montfort University student and so will be able to enjoy all the facilities on offer at the University, in addition to your hospital. To support your training, you will have access to all library facilities, support systems and the Blackboard virtual learning environment, but you can also enjoy the more social aspects.

Blackboard will facilitate your training by providing additional resources, peer support, and practice exam questions and calculations.

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