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Published on October 5, 2015

The UK’s first campus training pharmacy

The UK’s first campus training pharmacy

The first campus-based pharmacy in the UK, linked to a School of Pharmacy, opened at Keele University in August. The £130,000 investment by Well Pharmacy has provided the students of Keele University with a health service as well as part-time work opportunities. On top of this, £30,000 of this investment went towards a “state of the art” practice training suite which includes a mock dispensary and several consultation rooms for those studying pharmacy to utilise.

The investment by Well will enable students to take part in an enhanced clinical work experience placement at any of the 21 Well branches in the Stoke-on-Trent area. Moreover, the students could also experience “fast track” employment opportunities once they have qualified. According to Well, the opening of the pharmacy has created 10 new jobs and is expected to serve 10,000 patients a year from the university campus and the local community.

John Nuttall, the CEO of Well, believes within the next five years the company will plan to expand the business further to help relieve pressure on the NHS.

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