Expressions of interest for ORIEL 2019-2020 are now open

19 Jan 2018

NPA members are invited for their expressions of interest for ORIEL 2019-2020. Health Education England is inviting pharmacies to be part of the year 2 centralised pharmacy pre-registration recruitment for student intake 2019. The medical system ORIEL is used as a template, where applicants will be able to apply, book interview slots and be sent offers/relevant communications via one system.

Gail Fleming, Dean of Pharmacy at Health Education England, has shared the following information regarding centralised pharmacy pre-registration recruitment for student intake 2019:

Health Education England has adopted a national recruitment and selection scheme for pre-registration pharmacist training programmes. The scheme utilises the IT system ORIEL, which was used for 2017 preregistration pharmacist recruitment and has been in place for the recruitment of dentists, doctors and healthcare scientists for a number of years.

Applicants to the scheme are required to preference programmes which they wish to be considered for. It is therefore very important that the ORIEL platform provides sufficient information to guide applicants with their preference.

You may register to recruit via the national scheme for the 2018 for pre-registration pharmacists commencing training in summer 2019. In order to register you are required to:-

– Confirm your participation by reading and agreeing to the “Confirmation of Participation” terms and agreeing to comply with Health Education England’s Quality Framework

– Provide us with relevant programme information to enable us to advertise your places on Oriel

Please complete the Programme Information Form and Confirmation of Participation.

More detail about how the Scheme works is available in the Employer Guidance Handbook. It contains a step-by-step guide to completing your employer programme submission, a recruitment timeline, regional contact support details and a frequently asked question section.

If you decide to recruit via the National Scheme, we strongly advise you to read the Employer Guidance Handbook before you begin completing the online form with your programme information. The deadline to register and submit your information is close of play 16th March 2018. Please note we cannot accept any late submissions.

For all further information, please refer to the Employer Guidance Handbook.

For further information please contact NPA Policy Manager Helga Mangion on 01727 858687 ext 3376 or