ss77
Badges: 9
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#1
Report Thread starter 4 years ago
#1
Hello, just wanted to ask how one would move up the ranks within hospital pharmacy, and how long would it take from the time of graduating to move from Band 6 to Band 7 and 8. Thank you!
1
reply
thegodofgod
Badges: 19
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#2
Report 4 years ago
#2
(Original post by ss77)
Hello, just wanted to ask how one would move up the ranks within hospital pharmacy, and how long would it take from the time of graduating to move from Band 6 to Band 7 and 8. Thank you!
Hi,

So after you graduate, you would work for 1 year as a pre-registration trainee (Band 5). Upon qualifying as a pharmacist with the GPhC, you would work for 2-3 years as a rotational clinical pharmacist (Band 6), during which you would study for a clinical diploma. Thereafter, you would seek to work in a more specialised role as a specialist clinical pharmacist or a senior rotational pharmacist if you didn't know which area you wanted to specialise in for another 2-3 years (Band 7). After that you would seek to work as for a further 2-3 years as a highly specialist clinical pharmacist or advanced clinical pharmacist (Band 8a). During this time you may start thinking of further post-graduate, e.g. an MSc or PhD. Next, you might work again for another 2-3 as a lead clinical pharmacist for a speciality (Band 8b), at which point you would decide whether you wanted to commit to a clinical or managerial career - you could aim to be appointed as a consultant pharmacist (Band 8c), or as a deputy chief pharmacist (Band 8d), after which the end game would be to work as a chief pharmacist (Band 8d/9).

Hope this helps
1
reply
ss77
Badges: 9
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#3
Report Thread starter 4 years ago
#3
(Original post by thegodofgod)
Hi,

So after you graduate, you would work for 1 year as a pre-registration trainee (Band 5). Upon qualifying as a pharmacist with the GPhC, you would work for 2-3 years as a rotational clinical pharmacist (Band 6), during which you would study for a clinical diploma. Thereafter, you would seek to work in a more specialised role as a specialist clinical pharmacist or a senior rotational pharmacist if you didn't know which area you wanted to specialise in for another 2-3 years (Band 7). After that you would seek to work as for a further 2-3 years as a highly specialist clinical pharmacist or advanced clinical pharmacist (Band 8a). During this time you may start thinking of further post-graduate, e.g. an MSc or PhD. Next, you might work again for another 2-3 as a lead clinical pharmacist for a speciality (Band 8b), at which point you would decide whether you wanted to commit to a clinical or managerial career - you could aim to be appointed as a consultant pharmacist (Band 8c), or as a deputy chief pharmacist (Band 8d), after which the end game would be to work as a chief pharmacist (Band 8d/9).

Hope this helps
Thank you, that is perfect! Do you mind me also asking whether the jobs get more and more competitive for each successive pay band? Or so they stay roughly the same. Thank you again!
0
reply
thegodofgod
Badges: 19
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#4
Report 4 years ago
#4
(Original post by ss77)
Thank you, that is perfect! Do you mind me also asking whether the jobs get more and more competitive for each successive pay band? Or so they stay roughly the same. Thank you again!
Hi,

No problems

Yeah, I believe there's less competition going from band 5 to band 6 (as hospitals often have fewer pre-registration jobs than rotational pharmacist jobs, but thereafter it only become more competitive and you would probably need to move at some point to get to a band 8b and above! Have a look at the NHS Jobs website and you'll see how infrequently band 8b-9 jobs become available.
1
reply
wyat101
Badges: 3
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#5
Report 3 years ago
#5
(Original post by thegodofgod)
Hi,

No problems

Yeah, I believe there's less competition going from band 5 to band 6 (as hospitals often have fewer pre-registration jobs than rotational pharmacist jobs, but thereafter it only become more competitive and you would probably need to move at some point to get to a band 8b and above! Have a look at the NHS Jobs website and you'll see how infrequently band 8b-9 jobs become available.
What happens if you already have an MSc in Clin Pharmacy? Can one jump from Band 6 to 7 much sooner? Or still the usual 2- to 3-year wait?
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

How would you describe the quality of the digital skills you're taught at school?

Excellent (28)
9.62%
Okay (86)
29.55%
A bit lacking (105)
36.08%
Not good at all (72)
24.74%

Watched Threads

View All