Pre-Registration Pharmacist Training Programme
Successful pre-reg training advances a pharmacy graduate to a position where they can register as a member of the pharmaceutical society and practice as a pharmacist.
Helen’s Bay Pharmacy offers a one year pre-reg placement for one student, or two six month placements, for two students (by special arrangement).
Translation of academic knowledge into the realities of providing pharmaceutical services in our community on a day-to-day basis.
At Helen’s Bay Pharmacy a pre-reg will encounter all aspects of community practice;- learning clinical skills, business skills, patient & client service skills, and communication skills. Our one to one learning environment will ensure an enjoyable pre-reg experience.
Through a process of work-based learning;- various “performance standards” are achieved throughout the year, and recorded in the online pre-reg portfolio.
As part of the pre-reg programme; our students attend outside training courses, run by The Pharmaceutical Society N.I., and the Ulster Chemists Association;- both series of courses focus on essential elements of community practice.
We also send our students to a further series of courses run by A.A.H. Sangers N.I. which prepare specifically for the final registration examination (normally scheduled around week 45 of the pre-reg programme). All training courses are undertaken on a day-release basis.
One to one learning means:- the pre-reg tutor is always on-hand for guidance and mentoring throughout the 52 week programme.
Formal quarterly appraisals are carried out and submitted online to the pre-reg facilitator at the pharmaceutical society NI, these appraisals assess progress and sort out any problems which might occur along the way.
The pre-reg tutor must make a final declaration that the student has successfully completed 52 weeks of training, and that, in the tutors’ opinion, “is a fit and proper person to register as a pharmacist”.
This declaration together with a pass in the registration exam qualifies the student to join the register of the pharmaceutical society and practice as a pharmacist.
To find out more information about Pre-Reg training at Helen’s Bay Pharmacy, contact us:
or Tel: 02891 853605.
Useful link about pre-registration training:
If you would like to apply for the position of Pre-Reg Pharmacist, in 2020/2021: fill out our online application form, attach your C.V. and submit, we’ll respond as soon as possible.