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 is 14th August 2020

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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:

1

Be a point of contact and represent the views of the trainees at Programme Board meetings.

2

Disseminate information and outcomes of the board meetings to all trainees in the area via the local trust trainee reps.

3

Highlight common themes and pertinent issues, following regular liaison with the trainees in your area, for inclusion on
the programme board meeting agenda.

4

Attend and participate in HEE Quality Monitoring visits to trusts/hospital sites offering the trainee perspective with the
purpose of:

4.1

Ensuring standards for delivery of pharmacy education are being met.

4.2

Improving quality of education and training.

4.3

Identifying issues and good practice.

4.4

Highlighting concerns – (education only, not quality of service).

5

 Attend and participate in any other HEE business (i.e. working groups, recruitment/careers fairs) as deemed appropriate by HEE.

6

Review and offer a trainee perspective on written materials (e.g. careers leaflets, trainee guides).

Key Skills required to be a Trainee Representative

1

The ability to communicate effectively, canvass opinion and give feedback where necessary.

2

To be comfortable contributing at meetings where senior personnel are in attendance.

3

An enthusiastic outlook and an interest in contributing to the improvement and development of the training programme.

4

Well-developed organisation skills and a proactive nature.

5

Approachable and supportive – the ability to listen to others and advise where appropriate.

6

The ability to understand others viewpoints and negotiate when required.

7

An interest in quality management processes and procedures.

8

The ability to take legible notes and to prepare written reports.

Benefits of being a Trainee Representative

1

You become the voice of your peers at regional level.

2

Networking potential with peers/wider members of the HEE London and South East Pharmacy team.

3

CV enhancement.

4

Involvement in other activities within Health Education England (e.g. Quality Monitoring visits, education, review of regional documentation.

5

The fulfilment of making a real difference for your cohort and the shape of training for future trainees.

Trainee Representative Application Form 2020

name
Forename
name
Surname
name
Personal Email
name
Trust Email
name
Mobile Number
name
name
Are you able to attend the virtual training session on Thursday 10th September?
Yes
No
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As part of being a Trainee Representative you give permission for your trust email address to be shared with the trainee reps and with the rest of the cohort.
Please also confirm that you are happy for the following contact details to be shared with the other trainee reps:

Mobile number
Yes
No
Personal email address
Yes
No

Trainee Representative Supporting Information

In the event of trainee rep applications exceeding the number of reps needed for your group or cohort, we will select the candidates based on the responses to the following questions:

name
Please list any previous posts that you have been involved in representing the views of others
What methods would you use to canvas opinions from your colleagues, to ensure all relevant views were captured? (Max 50 words)
Why do you want to take on this role? (Max 50 words)
What would your top priority be if you were offered this opportunity? (Max 50 words)
name
What contributions have you made in the past for improving or developing your programme of study (or other activity you have been involved with)? (Max 120 words)
What do you think HEE gains from including trainee reps on their programmes? (Max 120 words)

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