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  • Pre-Reg Pharmacist Training

    Kamsons Pharmacy Pre-registration Pharmacist Training Programme was recognised at the Chemist & Druggist Awards on 6th June 2019 as the winner of the prestigious C&D Training and Development Award. This award was for the quality, breadth and results of the Kamsons Pre-reg Training Programme.

    Some of the reasons why Kamsons Pharmacy won the C&D Training & Development Award are:

    • Every year Kamsons beats the General Pharmaceutical Council’s Registration Exam national pass rate.
    • Kamsons Pharmacy is the only large company to have achieved a 100% GPhC Registration Exam pass rate for two consecutive years.
    • Long established in-house training programme that has been running and developed over more than 15 years
    • An emphasis on pastoral care- at Kamsons we know it a difficult year working full time whilst studying for the hardest exam of your life. We will look after you and support you throughout the year. Our Pre-reg Training Manager is on hand to support both pre-reg trainees and tutors with any issues
    • We provide a broad experience and partnership working to provide you with a really interesting year including visits to a hospice to learn about palliative care, some joint training days with hospital pre-reg trainees, visiting lecturers from University of Cambridge Medical School and University of East Anglia, full-length mock exams from the NPA  and the University of Bradford. Note that our pre-regs in Manchester and Leeds undertake a different programme and will not attend all of these sessions.
    • Over a third of our pharmacist managers are our ex-pre-registration trainees.
    • Some newly qualified Kamsons pharmacists go straight into managing their own Kamsons Pharmacy whilst most stay on and work covering managers’ days off and holidays in a range of Kamsons Pharmacy branches
    • Our training is broad enough to provide you with the experience to work anywhere- immediately after their pre-reg year with Kamsons,  our newly qualified pharmacists  have gone straight into jobs in hospital pharmacies, GP surgeries and the pharmaceutical industry. One ex-Kamsons pre-reg even owns his own pharmacies in Brighton.
    • Our pre-reg tutors are committed to providing you with excellent training. They all volunteer for the role.
    • Our ex-pre-regs give great feedback on their year.

    To apply for a pre-reg pharmacist place in 2021-22, then please search for Kamsons on the NHS Oriel system (under training programmes) available at https://www.oriel.nhs.uk   from Summer 2020.

    We have some spaces still for pre-reg places starting in August 2020. For more information please email us at prereg@kamsons365.co.uk



    Vacancies still available to start in July 2020

    Leeds– West Yorkshire.

    Kamsons Pharmacy in Middleton, Leeds is an excellent site with a robot, good inter-professional relationships with the next-door practice and a superb support team. The pharmacist manager/tutor is exceptional and is the Chair of a LPC, a MHRA Responsible Person for wholesaling as well as an inspirational pharmacist and tutor

    Clapham– London

    Kamsons Pharmacy in Clapham, South London has had a space arise due to a late drop out by the Oriel candidate. This pharmacy has hosted pre-regs for over twenty years and you will be an integral part of the small but experienced and friendly team in this health centre pharmacy just a short walk from Clapham Common station with excellent transport connections and an enthusiastic tutor.

    Uckfield– Sussex

    Kamsons Pharmacy in Uckfield, East Sussex is easily commutable by bus from Brighton, Haywards Heath, Tunbridge Wells and Eastbourne and by train from Croydon. This is a modern health-centre pharmacy with an excellent team and experienced pharmacist manager.

    For the above vacancies please apply directly by sending a CV and a covering letter to prereg@kamsons365.co.uk


    Vacancies below to start in July 2021:

    for pharmacy students going into MPharmIV in September 2020:
    please apply for the posts below via the NHS Oriel portal by clicking here from Summer 2020

    On Oriel, please put the following into the search criteria:

    • Employer type: primary care
    • Size of organisation: medium 25-200
    • then choose the county:
    West Yorkshire


    Greater Manchester







    East London


    South London

    one listing with 5 spaces available at Mitcham, Sutton, Carshalton, Clapham & Wallington

    North West London:

    Ealing – you will spend four days per week at Watmans Pharmacy and one day per week working with the practice pharmacist at Hillview Surgery 


    Brighton- one listing with three vacancies, one each at Lewes Road, Preston Road and Kemptown 

    Peacehaven, near Brighton

    Pulborough– this is one of the largest pharmacies in the country which is fully integrated with the attached GP practice with excellent inter-professional relationships. It is in a beautiful part of Sussex and Pulborough train station is within walking distance.


    Crawley- Broadfield

    Crawley- Pound Hill

    Angmering/East Preston, near Littlehampton

    Bognor Regis

    Southwick, Brighton

    Eastbourne, Langney

    Eastbourne town centre, Bolton Rd



    Redhill– this is split pre-reg year with East Surrey Hospital whereby you will gain experience of both sectors. You will work for 6 months at Kamsons Pharmacy in Redhill and 6 months at East Surrey Hospital. To find this place on Oriel, please search for secondary care places in Sussex (not Surrey) under Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.