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The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

Contact Details

Ann-Marie Fothergill

Pharmacy Department,

Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Mytton Oak Road,



01743 261618                         ann-marie.fothergill@nhs.net


Rachel Young

Princess Royal Hospital

Apley Castle,



01952 641222 – Ext: 4365      Rachel.young@sath.nhs.uk


David Millett

Pharmacy Department,

Royal Shrewsbury Hospital,

Mytton Oak Road,



01743 261242                         david.millett@sath.nhs.uk


Event Details

We will be holding an open day for prospective preregistration trainees on 17th July 2018 at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital in the morning and Princess Royal Hospital, Telford in the afternoon.

Contact Ann-Marie Fothergill or Rachel Young for further details and to book a place


Number of trainees to be recruited

We intend to recruit 4 trainees, 2 at each site (some time will be spent at the opposite site)


The Hospital / Training Premises

Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Hospital Trust is the main provider of acute medical care for half a million people in Shropshire and Mid Wales. Our services are provided at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford.

We intend to offer 2 places at each site


The Pharmacy Department

With over 145 people comprising of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and other support and procurement staff, we are a friendly department with a highly respected team.

We provide inpatient and outpatient dispensing service and ward based medicines management service using electronic support tools based around our own eScript system.  There is an MHRA licensed aspetic unit at the Shrewsbury site.

The busy oncology and haematology unit is based at Shrewsbury with paediatric cancer services in Telford where the Women’s and Children centre is located.  The paediatric ward, neonatal unit and consultant led obstetrics are based in Telford with a midwife led unit in Shrewsbury.

Medicines information, Quality Assurance and Healthcare at Home are led from the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. The High Cost Drugs and Formulary Support teams are based at the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford.  Clinical Trials are supported at both sites with the lead at Shrewsbury.

There is a dynamic Education and Training team with preregistration tutors on each site.


The Training Programme

The training is organised over a 52 week schedule, separated into different rotations giving students a varied experience across the year. Each trainee is supported by their own individual tutor and is also given a mentor for their training period. The department as a whole fully supports our trainees.

Apart from dispensary and ward based medicines management, trainees will rotate for short periods between the two sites so that each preregistration trainee in the Trust has experience in areas such as QA, Medicines Information and Paediatrics. Each trainee will have a community cross sector placement scheduled during their year.

One afternoon a week is allocated to allow trainees to compile their evidence and workshops will also take place to cover areas such as counselling and calculations.

Each trainee will be supported to complete an audit to meet GPhC and Trust requirements and will be released to participate in the regional study days.

There are opportunities for interprofessional learning with medical and nursing students in an established series of events which will be updated in 2018.

Other Information

We have a good record of employing our trainees once they have registered as pharmacists if posts are available.

We support further study including clinical certificate/diploma, MSc and other postgraduate qualifications.


Further Information

We are one of 5 Trusts working with the Virginia Mason Institute (VMI) in Seattle, USA.  We have the aim of providing the safest and kindest care in the NHS.


The website for The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust can be found here – www.sath.nhs.uk
A taste of what it is like to work at the Trust can be found here – http://www.jobs.sath.nhs.uk/
Further information about pre-registration training at the Trust can be found here –  https://www.jobs.sath.nhs.uk/find-job/preregistration-trainee-pharmacist

Belong to something….


Shrewsbury and Telford are about 18 miles apart connected by the A5 and M54 and are the major population centres of Shropshire


Social and Recreational

Telford is a New Town and was formed by a merger of smaller towns and villages and each area has its own distinct collection of pubs, clubs and restaurants.

Ironbridge Gorge is a UNESCO world heritage site and is credited as being the birthplace of industry.

There is an excellent selection of shops in the town centre and a multiplex cinema and ice rink.  The Telford International Centre hosts concerts and sporting events.  There is also a large town park and the adventurous can walk up (or around) the Wrekin.

Shrewsbury is a medieval town with many interesting independent shops in the town centre.  There is a wide variety of pubs, clubs and restaurants.  The town centre is enclosed within a loop of the River Severn and there is a riverside park.  There is a multiplex cinema and a theatre.

One of the main attractions of this area is the fantastic outdoor life, both within Shropshire and mid Wales and in nearby Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons.

The area is rich with opportunities for walking, cycling, horse riding, camping, mountaineering, canoeing and sailing, gliding and other outdoor pursuits.

Ready access to the Wrekin, the Shropshire Hills including the Long Mynd, Upland Powys, the Severn & Wye valleys, Snowdonia, Shropshire Canals and meres, and the Welsh coast add to the wide range of activities available.  Wildlife highlights include the conservation of Red Kites and Ospreys in western Montgomeryshire, and the county boasts one of the most varied geologies in the British Isles from Precambrian sedimentary rocks of Haughmond Hill to the igneous intrusions in the South Shropshire Hills.

Alongside this, there is a wealth of history with examples of human development through the centuries across the counties. Key attractions include the Roman city (and vineyard) at Wroxeter, the ruined Marches castles including Montgomery and Clun, the Ironbridge Gorge Museum, Powis Castle and Wenlock Priory.

Acton Burnell stakes a claim to have held the first English Parliament at which the Commons were truly represented, whilst Much Wenlock is not only a beautiful medieval town, it also inspired the birth of the modern Olympic Games. In 1850 a local doctor, William Penny Brookes, organised the first ever Wenlock Olympian Games. In recognition of its sporting heritage, the 2012 London Olympic Games named one of their mascots Wenlock.

Most sports are well catered for locally.  Both Shropshire Council and Telford & Wrekin Council have a strong commitment to sports.  The sports partnership, Energize (www.energizestw.org.uk), promotes access to a wide range of organised activities including football, rugby, golf, squash, athletics, tennis, ice skating, shooting, fishing and horse riding.  Powys also offers a rich variety of sports, and just to the south of our catchment in Llanwrtyd Wells you’ll find the World Bog Snorkelling Championships as well as the annual Man vs. Horse race. Meanwhile, Newport is home to the Lilleshall National Sports Centre.

League football is played by Shrewsbury Town Football Club at the Greenhous Meadow stadium, and nearby New Saints based in Oswestry regularly qualify for European competitions from the Welsh Premier League. Cricket fans do not have far to travel to neighbouring Worcestershire for championship cricket, or to Edgbaston for international competition


Transport Links

There is access from both towns to the M54 and links to the M6 and makes places such as Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool easy to get to.

Rail connections are good and both hospital sites are served by a regular bus service.



A wide range of private rented accommodation is available in Shrewsbury and Telford close to the hospital sites.  Limited on-site accommodation is available at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.  Further information is available if required.