Preregistration Trainee Pharmacist

We are a large, friendly department comprising of over 120 staff spread across the two main sites at the Trust.  You will be supported by the team of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy support staff who are all routinely involved in developing our trainees to the required standard.

We expect to recruit 2 preregistration trainees based at the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford (PRH) and 2 at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH). Each trainee will have their own tutor and can choose a mentor from within the department. The training programme is accredited by General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and we have a strong record of successful trainees completing the registration process. Once registered, we have a good history of retaining our trainees through the diploma years.  In fact, nearly 40% of our pharmacists were preregistration trainees with us.

During the preregistration training period, trainees will work through the GPhC performance standards and assessment syllabus by working with colleagues in all of the areas visited by pharmacy staff. Within the pharmacy departments this includes dispensary (dispensing, checking and counselling), distribution and answering questions from healthcare professionals and patients about medicines with appropriate supervision.  Outside the pharmacy you will work alongside colleagues in the ward environment in medicine (acute medicine, cardiology, care of the elderly, respiratory, renal and gastroenterology), surgery (surgical assessment and other surgical specialties vary according to site) and orthopaedic surgery.  In the ward setting you will be involved in medicines reconciliation and optimisation with a view to achieving good outcomes for the patient and facilitating a smooth discharge.

Would you like to meet the Team?

If you would like to visit either of our hospitals, or talk to one of our tutors, please contact Ann-Marie Fothergill on 01743 261176 at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital ( and/or Rachel Logan 01952 641 222 ext 4365 at The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford ( .

You are also welcome to visit us to meet current and past preregistration trainees, your tutors, and to see the hospital and pharmacy departments for yourself.


The 52 week programme will involve some cross site rotation to include acute stroke (PRH site), obstetrics and gynaecology (PRH site), medicines information (RSH site), aseptic production (RSH site), paediatrics and neonates (PRH site) and quality assurance (RSH site).

You will be given opportunity each week for recording your evidence and personal study for syllabus elements with cross site workshops on various topics such as calculations, counselling and professional checking.  You will be released to attend the regional study events (currently the majority of these are held in West Bromwich, but there may be others in Walsall and Solihull or elsewhere in the West Midlands area). 

There is also the opportunity for interprofessional learning with medical and nursing students from Keele and Staffordshire Universities respectively particularly looking at the discharge process, root cause analysis of incidents leading to patient harm and safe and effective clinical outcomes (SECO).

You will have access to all of the resources in the health library at each site once you have registered for free.

Rented accommodation is widely available in Shrewsbury and Telford, on-site accommodation could be arranged on site at Shrewsbury.

If you are interested in completing your pre-registration training at SaTH, please complete your details below and a member of the team will be in contact.

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