Kimberley Secondary School
Clarendon College (Now called New Nottingham College)
Peoples College (Now called New Nottingham College)
BTEC Diploma in Art and Fashion Design
BTEC in Pharmaceutical Services
NVQ Level 3 in Pharmacy Services
OCR Level 3 in Assessing NVQ Candidates
McDonalds Restaurant – Started as a crew member and working up to a Shift Running Manager
Finance Company – New Business Underwritter
Trainee Pharmacy Technician – Nottingham University Hospitals
Rotational Pharmacy Technician – Nottingham University Hospitals
Specialised Pharmacy Technician – Nottingham University Hospitals
Lead Chemotherapy Pharmacy Technician – Nottingham University Hospitals
Operations Manager – Stemcell Biobank Company
Relief Pharmacy Technician – Community Pharmacy
Branch Manager – Community Pharmacy
Stores and Ward Deputy Operations Manager – Kingsmill Hospital
PCN Pharmacy Technician
My Primary Care Network is called BACHS which covers the areas Bilborough, Aspley, Cinderhill, Hyson Green and Strelley, I work at two GP practices in these areas.
My name is Samantha Louise, my first name is from my Grandad (Sam) and my middle name comes from my Great Aunt Lou.
I have two children (15 & 11) and a Cavapoo. We love to get away and explore in our spare time. My other hobbies are running, mountain biking and a spot of DIY. See how I said we love to explore… well this will explain the vehicles I drive. Along with a car I also drive a Motorhome and a Motorbike!
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I primarily did my Pharmacy Technician training in Hospital at the Nottingham University Hospitals; I was there for 14yrs before I had the opportunity to work for a Stem Cell Biobank. Since then I’ve ventured into Community Pharmacy, back into Hospital (Sherwood Forest Hospitals) and now working in GP practices for a Primary Care Network.
My Typical Day:
Typically I wake up around 6am, we all get ready for School/Work and have breakfast together.
I start work at 8am, my role is very varied. It can vary from updating medication records, dealing with medication supply alternatives, checking if patients require medical tests (blood test/blood pressure checks), arranging patients medication reviews with clinicians, responding to drug alerts, supporting patients with managing their medications and supporting colleagues with their learning and development.
I do 37hours over the 5 days, my finish time ranges from 2pm -6pm. This is so I can accommodate my family and work life balance.