The trainee will be introduced to clinical work at ward level under the supervision of their allocated clinical tutor (a senior pharmacist) learning more about the role of the pharmacist and gaining basic clinical experience. A structured training programme ensures they develop the fundamental clinical skills needed to assess the appropriateness of drug therapy and maximise its benefit in individual patients.
This rotation includes spending time in a variety of medical and surgical specialties in addition to St John's Hospice and an acute Mental Health Trust. During these specialised clinical visits, students will have the opportunity to attend ward rounds and shadow pharmacists and other healthcare professionals on wards and in clinics.
Cross sector experience in community pharmacy is also completed during this time.