How long have you been in your pharmacy role?
I have worked in the trust since 2019; starting as a pre-registration pharmacist doing my training year working up to my current role as a specialist medical pharmacist.
What qualifications did you need and where did you gain them?
In order to be a pharmacist I had to complete a pharmacy degree at university.
Most universities require A-levels in maths and/or science to be accepted on to the course.
After university I did a training year where you work on the job and complete a registration exam at the end of the final year.
Tell us something about your role people might not be aware of…
The majority of my time is spent working on the wards with patients and other healthcare professionals, not in a dispensary which traditionally is where pharmacists used to work.
What do you like about working at South Tees in pharmacy?
South Tees is a nice place to work as the staff across the hospital are always friendly and approachable.
As a tertiary care centre the trust provides specialist care to patients which in turn provides staff with lots of learning opportunities and many areas to specialise in.