Regional Trainee Representatives
We are very keen to hear the views of our cohort of trainees throughout the pre-registration year. In order to give you all the best chance to have your opinions heard, we appoint Trainee Representatives.
The Trainee Representative will act as the trainee voice; they will gather any feedback from you that you wish to pass on to the regional team, and will be one of the routes through which we provide information to you.
Trainee Representatives are selected to represent the HEE pre-registration trainee pharmacists across LaSE. There will be two Trainee Reps for each of the four geographical areas within LaSE which means that there will be 8 reps in 2020-2021.
Trainee Rep applications for 2020-21 will be open during July and the application form is available below. Deadline to receive applications has been extended until 4th September 2020
Role of the Trainee Representative
The primary role of a Trainee Representative is to seek, collate and report the cohort's opinions as the "trainee voice" to the HEE LaSE Pre-registration Pharmacist Programme Board. Specific roles and responsibilities include:
Be a point of contact and represent the views of the trainees at Programme Board meetings.
Disseminate information and outcomes of the board meetings to all trainees in the area via the local trust trainee reps.
Highlight common themes and pertinent issues, following regular liaison with the trainees in your area, for inclusion on the programme board meeting agenda.
Attend and participate in HEE Quality Monitoring visits to trusts/hospital sites offering the trainee perspective with the purpose of:
Ensuring standards for delivery of pharmacy education are being met.
Improving quality of education and training.
Identifying issues and good practice.
Highlighting concerns – (education only, not quality of service).
Attend and participate in any other HEE business (i.e. working groups, recruitment/careers fairs) as deemed appropriate by HEE.
Reviewing and offering a trainee perspective on written materials (e.g. trainee guides).
Key Skills required to be a Trainee Representative
The ability to communicate effectively, canvass opinion and give feedback where necessary.
To be comfortable contributing at meetings where senior personnel are in attendance.
An enthusiastic outlook and an interest in contributing to the improvement and development of the training programme.
Well-developed organisation skills and a proactive nature.
Approachable and supportive – the ability to listen to others and advise where appropriate.
The ability to understand others viewpoints and negotiate when required.
An interest in quality management processes and procedures.
The ability to take legible notes and to prepare written reports.
Benefits of being a Trainee Representative
You become the voice of your peers at regional level.
Networking potential with peers/wider members of the HEE London and South East Pharmacy team.
Involvement in other activities within Health Education England (e.g. Quality Monitoring visits, education, review of regional documentation.
The fulfilment of making a real difference for your cohort and the shape of training for future trainees.