Regional Information

Health Education England has 7 regions; South West, South East, East of England, London, North East and Yorkshire, North West, Midlands.

Pre-registration pharmacist recruitment is managed by regional teams across these areas as follows;

  • London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex
  • South
  • Midlands and East
  • North
  • Wales is managed by Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW)

You can get further information about each of these teams by accessing their websites using  the buttons on the right.

Please note; there are 3 websites for the North, these are North East, North West and Yorkshire and Humber. 

Some websites only contain information about hospital pharmacy programmes, If you are looking for information about community pharmacy programmes or events, please go directly to websites listed under each programme on the Oriel site

Regional Open Days

Some regions are running open days for applicants to attend to meet employers and see what training placement is on offer. Please see below for information on what is available. 

London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex - 19th June 2019, London

The London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex open day was held on 19th June at the ILEC Conference Centre, London.

At our open day There was an opportunity to meet newly qualified pharmacists and representatives from the 42 NHS trusts that provide pre-reg programmes in our region as well as representatives from Primary Care/Community Pharmacy. There was also an initial presentation on the Oriel System, preferencing and how to make the most of the day.

Who is it for?
3rd year pharmacy students applying for Pre-registration trainee pharmacist positions starting in Summer 2020.

South – Saturday 12th October 2019  - Bristol

The South open day will be held on Saturday 12th October 2019 at Future Inn Hotel, Bristol. Further details will be made available shortly.
There will be an opportunity to speak to employers and current trainees from primary care (community pharmacy and GP) and secondary care (acute and mental health trusts) from across the South (Wessex, Thames Valley and South West) to help with your preferencing for pre-reg places in 2020-21.

To register to attend the event, please click on the button below. 

North - 10th June 2019, Park Inn Hotel York, 12th June 2019 Manchester Conference Centre

The North open days were held on Monday 10th June at the Park Inn Hotel York and on Wednesday 12th June at the Manchester Conference Centre. These events were free.

At these events the recruitment processes for training starting in 2020 was the focus:
10th June Park Inn Hotel York (Primarily employers in the Yorkshire, Humber and North East regions will attend this event)
12th June Manchester conference centre (Primarily employers in the North West region will attend this event)
This was an additional opportunity for stage 3 students (and OSPAP students planning to undertake pre-registration training starting in 2020) to gain further information about the ORIEL process and meet potential employers including those in community, hospital and GP practice settings