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Essex Partnership University Foundation Trust

Open, Empowering, Compassionate

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Foundation training

We offer 3 placements (2 x 12-month hospital placements and 1 x 9-month hospital placement plus 3-month GP placement)
 Trainees follow a diverse rotational programme, offering exposure to the range of services provided by EPUT and our Acute Trust colleagues at Basildon, Mid Essex (Broomfield) and Southend. Rotations include:

•    Dispensary
•    Medicines Management
•    Medicines Information
•    Inpatient mental health (adult, older adult, mother and baby, psychiatric intensive care)
•    Community mental health (home treatment, learning disabilities)
•    Community health services
•    Local Acute Trust Placement
•    Community Pharmacy Cross-Sector Placement

Our training programme gives emphasis to providing a patient-facing experience and developing professional and clinical pharmacy skills.

Trainees begin by working under close supervision and gain more independence to practice their skills as they become more confident.

Each trainee will have a personal foundation training tutor who works closely with them to assess progress and guide their development. At EPUT, our aim is to train you to become the best pharmacist you can be!

Trainees have the opportunity to attend a monthly tutorial programme covering exam syllabus topics/ case studies/ calculations practice, with trainees from local Acute Trusts.  The programme promotes networking and socialising amongst trainees as well as enhancing their knowledge and skills.


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Contact Us

For more information or to arrange an informal visit contact:

David Heath ( 07506 683179

Comments from current trainees

The Pharmacy department

The EPUT Pharmacy department employs 45 pharmacy staff who work in our main dispensary in Chelmsford and at hospital sites across Essex, including Rochford, Basildon, Wickford, Harlow, Chelmsford and Colchester.

Our pharmacy staff are valued across the organisation for delivering excellent services in the dispensary and clinically in wards and community teams.

Our services include ward and community-based clinical pharmacy, clinical trials, Essex-wide immunisation services, Medicines Information, education and training, and support for community patients.

There is a strong culture of continuing education and development throughout the department.


About the Hospital

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) provide community health, mental health and learning disability services to a population of approximately 1.3 million people across Essex.

Our organisational vision is ‘working to improve lives’ and operates under our values of being open, empowering and compassionate with our patients and each other.



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Essex Partnership University Foundation Trust

Site: As above

  • Are vacation placements offered? YES
  • How many placements? 4 placements
  • Length of each placement: Two weeks
  • Dates: July and August
  • Restrictions as to who can apply: No but preference may be given to third year MPharm students

Contact details: David Heath 07506 683179

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