Meet the Pharmacy Team

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Looking for a career in our Pharmacy Team?

At Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, we believe in the power of pharmacist expertise to transform patient care.

As essential members of our healthcare team, all of our pharmacists are dedicated to making a real difference to the lives of patients through their knowledge of medicines and health.

Are you looking for a career in our pharmacy team?

If you’d like to contact the pharmacy team for an informal chat, or to arrange a visit to the department, please contact:

Fulfilling and Supportive Career

The pharmacy team is friendly and supportive, we provide a fulfilling career and we value every member of our team.

From day one, we provide everyone with access to many in-house and external training packages, equipping them with the skills needed to fulfil their career aspirations. From clinical diplomas to leadership modules and beyond, we are dedicated to nurturing growth and success.

Newly qualified pharmacists and technicians are able to explore diverse career pathways within our Trust and we will provide all colleagues with the support to achieve their ambitions.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust has provided many opportunities for me to progress my career through channels I didn’t know were possible until I started working here.”

Gillian Paterson, Advanced Pharmacist Practitioner.

We are proud to be an Employer with Heart, and we commit to supporting our staff with a wide range of health and wellbeing support, flexible working opportunities and supportive leave policies.  

Christopher Parry, Senior Surgical Pharmacist

“What I love most is the team spirit. Everyone is genuinely empowered to drive quality improvement. Everyone gets involved, helping each other out to make sure we are striving towards the best care for our patients.”

Joanne Parkes, Senior Oncology Pharmacist & Advanced Clinical Practitioner

“I’ve always had a passion for Cancer Services. Working at the Trust has enabled me to share my passion with not only the pharmacy team but also the wider multidisciplinary team and with patients. The pharmacy department has provided me with opportunities to excel my career at a local, regional and national level. The support that I have received has enabled me to be published in an academic journal, be part of multiple national committees and implement an ACP led oncology clinic.”

Bezalel Bovas, Trainee Pharmacist

“Conducting ward-based training alongside dispensing and having specialist teaching from pharmacists, has profoundly increased my clinical knowledge.
My training has been excellent thus far with all the help and support from all members of the pharmacy team and especially my fellow trainees. I am looking forward to the rest of the time I have here as a trainee.”

Sundus Irshad, Advanced Clinical Practitioner Pharmacist Acute & Emergency Medicine

“I have always been interested and passionate about educating and training our future workforce, and I am able to fulfil this as a designated supervisor for our trainees. There are lots of opportunities at this Trust to develop and lead in an education and training role.”

Shane Kailla, Advanced Clinical Practitioner Pharmacist, Acute & Emergency Medicine

“This is a great place to work for a number of reasons. I really enjoy the variety of my role and the pharmacy team is extremely supportive. I have always had encouragement and support from the Acute Medical Consultant team who have guided me through my advanced clinical practice training.”

Lucy Stratton, Specialist Renal Pharmacist

“Training from specialist pharmacists at the Trust has enabled me to expand my knowledge and skill set in many different clinical areas. I’ve successfully progressed from pre-reg to rotational to specialist renal pharmacist.”

Collaboration and Innovation

We take pride in fostering a dynamic environment that values innovation. Our pharmacy team, guided by supportive Clinical Pharmacy Team Leaders, actively collaborates and innovates to stay at the forefront of healthcare advancements.

Our colleagues have opportunities to learn and work in a broad range of clinical specialisms across the Trust as part of the wider multidisciplinary team.

We have pharmacists working within ward-based teams, specialist pharmacists working in clinics and pharmacists assigned to work alongside the on-call medical team where they are expected to history take, implement management plans and treat acutely unwell patients. All roles are crucial to the ongoing care of our patients and are highly regarded within the multidisciplinary team.

    Our dedication to innovation has not gone unnoticed. We are proud recipients of the prestigious Digital Leaders Award from The Institute of Leadership.

    Our Lead Pharmacist for Critical Care and EPMA, Ruth Coxhead, in collaboration with the ICU consultant, two critical care nurses, and the digital team, launched the IntelliSpace Critical Care and Anaesthesia (ICCA) system.

    Ruth Coxhead, Lead Pharmacist for Critical Care and EPMA

    Ruth Coxhead, Lead Pharmacist for Critical Care and EPMA

    "I joined the Trust in an exciting new role as the Critical Care and EPMA Pharmacist. and loved the autonomy I’ve been given to make the job my own. My manager and pharmacy team have been extremely supportive, and I’m particularly proud of my involvement in creating the ICCA, this has allowed me to shape and elevate the critical care pharmacy service."

    Contact us

    If you’d like more information or help with any questions on our current vacancies, please contact the Recruitment Team on: 01905 768937 or by email to:

    Our location

    Situated between the calm tranquillity of the Malvern Hills and the Cotswolds, and the hustle-and-bustle of Birmingham, Worcestershire offers the best of both worlds.

    You could be a short distance from beautiful countryside for outdoor pursuits, close by Michelin-starred restaurants, or visiting one of the many theatres, museums and music venues of the West Midlands area.

    There are also a number of high-quality schools throughout the county along with excellent leisure facilities.

    Major motorway networks include the M42, M5 and M6 which provide excellent links to the hospitals.