Accelerate: Introduction to Hospital Training

Date: 26th of February 2022

Time: 9:30 am – 04:00 pm


This training day will cover what hospital pharmacy entails and its structure, similarities and differences between pharmacies within private and NHS hospitals as well as a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of the roles and functions of the departments within hospital pharmacy including:


– Education & Training

– Aseptics

– Medicines Information (MI) 

– Clinical Services

– Dispensary

– Procurement


By the end of the training day you will:


  • Understand the working environment is like within hospital pharmacy
  • Understand what to expect while working as a hospital pharmacist. Gain a comprehensive step-by-step awareness into the in-patient process and types of prescriptions. This will include viewing real-life drug charts, screening prescriptions as well as troubleshooting errors while discussing possible interventions.
  • Focus on how controlled drugs are managed within hospital as well as gaining an understanding of prescribing requirements and electronic CD registers
  • Join discussions around medicines management, the implementation of NPSA alerts and the prevention of Never Events
  • Acquire a comprehensive insight into the specific roles and responsibilities of clinical pharmacists include specialist pharmacists such as surgical and consultant pharmacists. You will have an opportunity to take drug histories as well as practice warfarin and discharge counselling.
  • Understand the process of how to devise a pharmaceutical care plan and understand key differences between medical and surgical in-patients.
  • Understand what the provision of MI services entails and gain an insight into key reference resources used routinely
  • Have an opportunity to look through real-life MI enquires and comprehensively understand the process for enquiry handling as well as practice enquiry handling.
  • Gain an insight into how procurement operates within hospital pharmacy
  • Gain an insight into TPN prescribing and the pharmacists role within the wider multi-disciplinary TPN team. You will view TPN prescriptions while understanding key indications for TPN and its composition.
  • Gain a detailed understanding of how hospital pharmacists develop professionally and discuss career progression
  • Receive tips for interview preparation and how to apply to become a hospital pharmacist
  • Gain an understanding of the impact that COVID-19 has had on hospital pharmacy




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