Despite the pandemic, 96% of the 2019/20 trainee cohort, met all the criteria for provisional registration with the GPhC. The majority have secured NHS Band 6 pharmacist posts at their placement hospitals. Congratulations to all and wish them all success in their future Pharmacy careers!
The UEA training programme will continue to support all 2019/20 trainee pharmacists to prepare for the delayed GPhC assessment in late 2020 or early 2021. This will be done via online revision tools and mock assessments.
A warm welcome to 81 hospital trainee pharmacists joining our 2020/21 training programme! Due to Covid-19, the training programme will be delivered online View programme outline.
The Induction event for 2020/21 trainees will be delivered on 10-11 August via online interactive sessions on UEA Blackboard Collaborate. Every effort is being made to ensure good interactions between trainees and the UEA programme delivery team, from the start of the training year.
Congratulations to the 65 trainees who were successful in the June 2019 GPhC assessment! The pass rate for the East of England training programme was 90% (65/72). This was lower than in previous years but compares very favourably with the national pass rate of 72% (2128/2942).
The new trainee cohort will be starting their hospital placements in late July/early August 2019. The trainees will receive a ‘Welcome pack’ with an outline of the 2019/20 UEA training programme and other relevant information. The UEA Training Programme Delivery team look forward to welcoming all new trainees to our Induction event planned for 12-13 August 2019.
Quy Mill Hotel, Cambridge. The Programme Delivery Team met in early July to reflect on all activities of the 2018/19 Pre-reg Pharmacist Training Programme and create draft plans for the 2019/20 training year ahead. The team reflected on feedback from trainees regarding study sessions at residential events and outcomes of on-line learner surveys regarding the overall training experiences during the year. The feedback was very positive overall and the team are optimistic that this will be reflected in the outcome of the 2019 GPhC assessment. NHS and UEA School of Pharmacy colleagues joined the afternoon discussions to provide their feedback on proposed plans for 2019/20.
Novotel Hotel, London Stansted. Our 2019 Excellence Awards Day was attended by the 75 trainees and 30 invited colleagues from hospitals in the East of England, London and Sussex. It was a very successful day that celebrated the hard work and achievements of our 2018/19 trainee cohort. All trainees gave presentations on a diversity of topics, including clinical audit results and experiences/learning outcomes from undertaking innovative placements such as 13-week longitudinal placements on hospital wards or 4 to 8-week placements at GP practices. Our split industry trainees talked about their experiences and career opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry. Awards were presented to the top presentations. View full programme of presentations Click here view highlights of the Awards under Successes.
100% Pass rate for 2017/18 trainees! All 75 2017/18 trainees who took the June and/or September 2018 GPhC assessment were successful and registered with the GPhC. A record 76% of this cohort have secured Band 6 pharmacist posts in the NHS.
The 2018/19 residential study programme starts with a 2-day Induction event to be held at the Holiday Inn, Basildon.We look forward to welcoming all 77 new trainees to the programme!