Workforce Initiatives

Oriel Support Workshops 

The Pharmacy team at NHSE East of England Workforce Education and Training directorate would like to invite community pharmacy teams to join the Oriel Support Workshop for Multi Sector Foundation Pharmacist Training Programmes.

The objective of the Oriel workshop will be to give employers the support to create and add new Foundation Pharmacist Training Programmes on Oriel, for 2025/26 recruitment cycle between January and March 2024.

Attendees will have the opportunity to log into Oriel and go through the processes of adding a new programme, supported by the step-by- step guide on slides presented by the NHSE pharmacy team.

NB If you are not a registered GPhC training site you can still apply on Oriel for a Foundation Pharmacist during the Jan to March 2024 recruitment cycle.

***Registration for the 2025-26 cohort year will open on 11 January 2024 and close on 1st March 2024***

You then would need to apply as a training site and be approved before your trainee starts their training programme in June 2025. The application process takes approx. 8 weeks, so please bear this in mind if you do in future wish to take on a Foundation Pharmacist.

To see which pharmacies are registered training sites along with expiry dates, click HERE.

Workshop Dates

It is recommend that you review the following resources to get the best out the workshop.

Please note that attendees will be given a step-by-step Oriel employer registration form tutorial and must have access to a device to log into Oriel.

Oriel employer registration form

Employer guide

Link to training site requirements

Oriel terms of participation

The Oriel workshop dates/times are below:

Tuesday 30th January 2024 – 12:00 to 13:30: Please see the attached agenda.  Click here to join the meeting

Thursday 8th February 2024 – 19:00 to 20:30 Click here to join the meeting

Tuesday 27th February 2024 – 12:00 to 13:30 Click here to join the meeting

Any queries, please get in contact with the NHS England, WTE Pharmacy East of England Team via email:

The NHE WTE Foundation Trainee Pharmacist Programme website can be found HERE.

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