How long have you been in your pharmacy role?
I have been in my position at South Tees for 13 months now. I have successfully completed my training year, and I am now practicing as a qualified pharmacist at the trust.
What qualifications did you need and where did you gain them?
I received my Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) degree from Newcastle University, which is an essential qualification to become a pharmacist. It’s a four-year university course, followed by a ‘on the job’ training year. I have just completed my ‘on the job’ training year at The James Cook University Hospital, and I am now registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council as a qualified pharmacist.
Tell us something about your role people might not be aware of
As a qualified foundation pharmacist, I have the opportunity to rotate around clinical specialties every four months. My first rotation is going to be in general medicine.
What do you like about working at South Tees in pharmacy
The pharmacy team at the trust is super friendly and always provide advice on how we can succeed in the future. Each rotation is filled with numerous activities such as clinics, multidisciplinary team meetings (MDTs) and shadowing other staff roles to help you gain an overall understanding of each member’s role on the ward.