How long have you been in your pharmacy role?
I’ve been working as a pharmacist in aseptics, oncology and haematology since 2022.
What qualifications did you need and where did you gain them?
I gained experience in this specialty when I got the opportunity to work in aseptic services for four months as a rotational pharmacist.
The role instantly appealed to me because I’ve always had a keen interest in cancer services since my studies at university.
Tell us something about your role people might not be aware of…
The aseptics department is involved in the manufacturing and supply of cytotoxic chemotherapy, total parenteral nutrition for patients requiring nutritional support, and intrathecal pain syringes for patients with pain that can’t be managed by conventional pain medication.
On the oncology and haematology wards, I review patients’ medicines and ensure that their regular medication doesn’t interfere with the prescribed chemotherapy.
What do you like about working at South Tees in pharmacy?
I get a lot of job satisfaction from working in cancer services because of the impact we have on patients.