I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as a pre-registration pharmacist at Wirral University Teaching Hospital. I feel that the quality of training is very high and that the format of the year works well, giving you more responsibility as the year goes on. As a pre-registration pharmacist you get to spend time in medicines information, aseptics and the dispensary whilst also spending time in many specialist areas across the hospital including renal, haematology, children's and intensive care. Having a core ward to spend time on towards the end of the year is extremely beneficial as you can build up confidence and experience with a large support network of pharmacists and technicians behind you. Staff members within the department are very friendly and there is always support when you need it.
Megan Lipscombe, Pre-registration Pharmacist
My pre-registration year at Wirral University Teaching Hospital provided essential foundations to build upon as a pharmacist. I gained clinical experience working with specialist pharmacists as part of a multidisciplinary team and non-clinical experience through rotations in aseptics, procurement and medicines information. When not on rotation I was based on a core ward with an assigned tutor who supported my clinical development. As the year progressed I was given additional responsibilities such as team leading in the dispensary and undertaking an audit. We received lots of support during our preparation for the exam through calculation workshops, study days and OSCE’s. My pre-registration training not only gave me the skills required to pass the exam- they gave me the skillset to succeed as a pharmacist.
Joseph Coupe, Pre-registration Pharmacist