Wye Valley NHS Trust
County Hospital, Union Walk
01432355444 – Ext: 2209
01432 355444 ext 2209
Number of trainees to be recruited
This hospital intends to recruit the following number of students into pre-registration training places.
- 12 month ( 2 )
The Hospital / Training Premises
The County Hospital is an acute hospital within walking distance from the centre of the historic City of Hereford, in the Marches border country. It is part of the Wye Valley NHS Trust which also includes several community sites located around the county. A five year development plan has just been launched to ensure the Trust is able to continue to meet the health care needs of the population
The Pharmacy Department
The pharmacy department serves both the acute site, and the non acute, community sites in Herefordshire. The department is a purpose built facility incorporating dispensary, distribution, technical services, medicines information and clinical services. The department is busy, but retains a friendly feel with over 60 permanent staff. Recent developments include changes to our “front of house” service, introduction of specialist rheumatology and mental health pharmacists, and an interface pharmacist.
The Training Programme
Pre-registration trainee pharmacists rotate through all sections of the pharmacy to gain broad experience. Most days will include some time on the wards, (medical, surgical, orthopaedic) shadowing the pharmacist. The year includes a one week cross sector placement in a City Centre pharmacy, a week with the CCG prescribing team and mental health pharmacist, and a First Aid at Work course, and attendance at the regionally based training days.
The programme encourages the development of professional responsibility throughout the year.
The hospital is within walking distance of the train station (direct trains to Cardiff, Manchester, and Birmingham). The surrounding countryside provides ample opportunity for outdoor pursuits and local literature, music and food festivals make for a busy social calendar.
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The hospital is a few minutes walk from the historic centre of Hereford.
Social and Recreational
The department is friendly with plenty of opportunity to socialise. Hereford is ideally placed to access the surrounding countryside, as well as many local literature, music and food festivals. There are good sports and leisure facilities available locally.
The hospital is 5 minutes walk from the local station, and has direct train access to Cardiff, Manchester and Birmingham
There is a good range of properties available for rent within walking distance of the hospital.