This programme is for early career pharmacists (up to 18 months qualified). It offers you an opportunity to develop your knowledge, skills, and behaviours to confidently practice in any sector, at a generalist post-registration foundation level.
The programme will be available until the new General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) initial education and training standards for pharmacists are fully implemented.
Support will be provided from an educational supervisor, a practice supervisor, and a designated prescribing practitioner. You will also be able to develop communities of practice with fellow peers to support each other.
You will complete an online e-portfolio of evidence to demonstrate the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s (RPS) post-registration foundation curriculum learning outcomes.
The programme also involves:
Successfully completing this programme will support your progression to the RPS advanced practice pathway.
The following pharmacist employment organisations advertise jobs for early career pharmacists (newly enrolled at the end of 2022/23, or qualified for 12-24 months), with the offer of embarking on HEIW's post-registered pharmacist foundation programme either in September 2023 or January 2024.
ABUHB = Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
BCUHB = Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
CTMUHB = Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
CAVUHB = Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
HDUHB = Hywel Dda University Health Board
PTHB = Powys Teaching Health Board
SBUHB = Swansea Bay University Health Board
|Name||Organisation type||Health board(s)||Total places allocated||Sep 2023||Jan 2024||Job advert/key contacts||Comments|
|Harlow and Knowles Pharmacy||Community pharmacy||HDUHB||1||0||1|
|Rowlands pharmacy||Community pharmacy||BCUHB, HDUHB, PTHB||6||2||4|
|Treorchy Pharmacy||Community pharmacy||CTMUHB||1||1||0|
|Insync Pharmacy||Community pharmacy||CAVUHB||1||1||0|
|Boots UK||Community pharmacy||ABUHB, BCUHB, CAVUHB, CTMUHB, HDUHB, PTHB, SBUHB, Velindre University||20||7||13||Job advert - closes: August 2023|
|Avicenna Retail Ltd.||Community pharmacy||CTMUHB||6||2||4|
|Vale Group Practice, Barry||GP practice||CAVUHB||1||1||0|
|LLantwit Major and Coastal Vale Medical Practice, Eryl Surgery||GP practice||CAVUHB||1||0||1|
|Mount Pleasant Practice||GP practice||ABUHB||1||1||0||Job advert - closed||Pharmacist to contact employer directly|
|Newton Medical Practice||GP Practice||PTHB||1||0||1|
|Caldicot Medical Group, Gray Hill Surgery||GP practice||ABUHB||2||0||2|
|Pendre Surgery, Mold||GP practice||ABUHB||1||0||1|
|Western Vale Family Practice, Cowbridge||GP practice||CAVUHB||1||0||1|
|Ty'r Felin GP Practice, Gorseinon and SBUHB Renal Services||GP practice and health board||SBUHB||1||0||1|
|Managed sector by health board (primary and secondary care opportunities)|
|ABUHB||Employed via health board||5||4||1|
|BCUHB||Employed via health board||10||8||2||Job advert - closed||Pharmacist to directly contact employer|
|CAVUHB||Employed via health board||4||3||1||Job advert - closes 14 March 2023|
|CTMUHB||Employed via health board||4||3||1|
|HDUHB||Employed via health board||4||3||1||Job Advert - closes 16 March 2023||Not sure if this job advert has programme attached- pharmacists to confirm directly with employer|
|PTHB||Employed via health board||0||0||0|
|SBUHB||Employed via health board||3||2||1||
NHS Jobs: Job advert or via TRAC: Jobs - Swansea Bay University Health BoardClosing date for applications: 26 March 2023. Virtual interviews: Monday 17 and Wednesday 19 April 2023
|Velindre University NHS Trust||Employed via health board||1||1||0|
Video presentations about the programme:
Post-registration foundation pharmacist programme
The changing landscape of pharmacy practice in Wales
For more information please access our programme FAQ's, or please email HEIW.PRFP@wales.nhs.uk with your enquiry.