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Support for pre-registration trainees

Wirral trainees participate in both the North Mersey and North West Regional Pre-registration Pharmacist study day programmes which run continuously throughout the year.  Trainees also participate in weekly departmental education sessions and in-house tutorials.

There are numerous people who will provide support for the trainee during the year:

Pre-registration Manager co-ordinates and oversees the training programme and supports the clinical and pre-registration tutors as well as the trainees.

Pre-registration Tutors: each trainee has their own tutor who will meet regularly with them and ensure they are fully supported throughout the year.  They also complete the GPhC progress reports for the trainees.

Clinical Tutors: each trainee has their own clinical tutor who ensures that they develop the necessary clinical knowledge and skills as they rotate through the different clinical specialties and work alongside them on their ‘core’ ward.  They are responsible for signing off the clinical training pack for the pre-registration training.

Pre-reg Buddy – each trainee is allocated a buddy which will usually be one of the previous year’s trainees.  They will contact the trainee a couple of months before the training year starts to help with any questions they might have.  They will then be a source of advice/support throughout the year.  The buddy is someone who  understands exactly what it is like to be a pre-reg at Wirral and will be able to give handy tips for getting the most out of the training year.