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Date: 15 October 2021

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Pharmacy education and training

Placement and training opportunities

Applications for 2022 summer placements will open soon.

Placements and Training

Pharmacy student undergraduate education

Undergraduate pharmacy (MPharm) students attend UHB for professional practice experience and teaching ward rounds under the guidance of the Teacher Practitioner pharmacists. The Trust plays a key role in the provision of clinical pharmacy experience through-out all four years of the course in which students attend the hospital for extended sessions in which they rotate through the many clinical specialties and pharmacy services in operation.

The Trusts’ teacher practitioners also co-ordinate and supervise undergraduate final year projects conducted at UHB. Final year projects are compulsory for the accreditation of the master level degree but the projects undertaken within the Trust additionally provide an evidence base for our practice, audit standards of care and are able to translate and collate data from the electronic prescribing system to direct improvement in patient care. The pharmacy department is actively involved in research.

In addition, the hospital is brought to life in the university setting by the Trusts teacher practitioners, through the delivery of workshops, lectures and interactive teaching sessions which reflect the needs of real patients, the use of evidence based medicine and clinical expertise in practice.

Pharmacy (MPharm) student summer placements

Undergraduate Pharmacy students studying for the MPharm degree can apply for our 2nd and 3rd year vacation student programs. These are unpaid 2-3 week summer programs aimed at those with pharmacy experience who would like to experience the variety of ways in which hospital pharmacy contributes to patient care. For more information see the advert and application form below. For 2022, placements may be subject to COVID restrictions, therefore may be subject to change in terms of duration and dates. All students will be risk assessed before attending placement and will be advised to follow our COVID standard operating procedure at all times.

For more information, please contact:

Vicky Efue, Specialist Clinical Pharmacist - General Medicine (Diabetes) and Teacher Practitioner, QEHB


Abbie Collins, Specialist Clinical Pharmacist - General Medicine (Respiratory) and Teacher Practitioner, QEHB


Fatimah Abbas, Teacher Practitioner Pharmacist for Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull hospitals


The Pharmacy Department at the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust is committed to supporting a culture of continued education and advancement. If you're sincere about your career and personal development, then we will provide an ideal platform to realise your goals.

Vacancies for qualified staff

Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Heritage Building)

All vacancies are advertised on the NHS Jobs website.


Vacancies are advertised on the Chemist and Druggist website.

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