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Trainee pharmacists in general practice

Trainee pharmacists in general practice - hear from Emma, Ellie and Hannah

Please note the following videos were filmed prior to the January 2021 reforms to the initial education and training of pharmacists. Trainees may talk about ‘pre-reg training’, their ‘tutors’ and refer to themselves as ‘pre-reg’s’. From 2021 the pre-reg year is being replaced by the foundation training year, pre-reg pharmacists will now be known as trainee pharmacists and tutors as designated supervisors.

Ellie Heron, GP trainee pharmacist, Torbay

“It is definitely one of those places where you get out what you put in, so if you put the effort in and you are enthusiastic and willing to learning it would definitely suit you … It is very different to hospital or community... I found it was a really good environment for testing your clinical knowledge and clinical judgment but in an environment where I was working so closely with the other pharmacists it was always really easy to ask for help if I needed it.”

What are the benefits of training in general practice?

The opportunity to develop a broader skillset, work as part of a multidisciplinary team, and receive the support of a wide range of practitioners. You will also be supported by the HEE regional facilitator team, with access to all the HEE assessment strategy tools and e-portfolio to help you achieve the GPhC learning outcomes. 

The opportunity to develop a broader skillset

  • Training in more than one sector allows you to develop a broader range of knowledge and skills through the different experiences offered in each sector.
  • The training is designed to prepare you for the registration assessment but also to develop the core skills required of pharmacists both now and in the future.
  • Develop and practice clinical and physical assessment techniques and gain strong consultation skills.
  • Experience the management of both acute and chronic conditions and see first-hand the role pharmacists have in delivering healthcare in general practice.