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Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacists

The pre-registration year for pharmacists is aimed at supporting the transition from pharmacy student to registered qualified pharmacist. In order to fulfil this goal you will be required to demonstrate that you have the requisite knowledge, skills and attitudes and that they can be applied in a practice setting. This pre-registration training aims to support your development to become a competent and confident practising pharmacist. The training can be undertaken in hospital, community or split placement formats (e.g. hospital with CCG/GP).

Your Pre-registration Year

To practice as a pharmacist, you have to be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). To register, you need to study for an accredited Masters degree in pharmacy (MPharm) and complete a pre-registration year.

You can download the GPhC Pre-registration Manual here which will explain the training, development and registration process in your pre-registration year.


GPhC Performance Standards

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) requires you to undertake a training period of at least 52 weeks in order to demonstrate your competence against a range of practical and professional criteria known as Performance Standards. The standards ensure that newly registered pharmacists are competent to practice safely and effectively. Providing you meet these standards you will be eligible to sit the registration examination in order to join the register of practising pharmacists. Find out more about the GPhC Pharmacist Pre-registration Training Scheme here.

Pre-registration Pharmacist Placements

Oriel Recruitment Portal

The new Oriel system manages the recruitment process for all pre-registration pharmacist hospital training programmes based in England and Wales. A large number of community pharmacist training programmes are also being recruited to through Oriel. 

Please visit the Oriel Recruitment Portal for more information and to start your registration process. There is an applicant guide available in the Oriel resource bank and you should also visit the National Pre-Registration Trainee Pharmacist Recruitment webpage for all your queries and further information.

Registration and Applications: Oriel registration opened on the 1st June 2017 and applications start at 10am on 31st July 2017 and close at 12 noon on 21st August 2017.

Hospital Open Days in 2017

Our hospitals ran a number of open days from April to mid July 2017 

Opportunities Across Yorkshire and the Humber 2018-2019

We have a variety of hospital trusts/split placements and community placements with opportunities for pre-registration pharmacists across Yorkshire and the Humber.  Please download our 2018-19 booklet for more detailed information, links and contact details.

Survival Guide and Newsletter

You might like to read the Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacist Survival Guide, written by pre-registration pharmacists and full of hints and tips to help you find your way at the start of your pre-reg year. Here is the HEE Pre-registration Recruitment Newsletter for July 2017 with details of the recruitment timetable, top tips on preferencing with the Oriel system and selection centre dates in September 2017.

Secondary Care Training Programme

All Yorkshire and the Humber secondary care pre-registration pharmacist trainees take part in a comprehensive regional training programme provided by the University of Leeds. Find out more by downloading our information leaflet which also has a link to the provisional summary of regional study days offered by the University of Leeds.


Further Information

Please download list of current posts offered in secondary care hospitals in Yorkshire and the Humber January 2017

To see a list of placements for August 2018 to July 2019 please click here

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