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Lead Pharmacist

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an experienced Pharmacist to cover HMP Littlehey and HMP Whitemoor.

Do you have experience in Secured Settings or are you a clinical pharmacist used to working in the community and wanting a change? Ever thought of working in the prison sector? Then this post could be for you!

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust have an Outstanding rating with the CQC and provide Healthcare within 3 prisons in Cambridgeshire, 3 in Bedfordshire as well as an Immigration removal centre. You will be joining a highly skilled multidisciplinary healthcare team at HMP Littlehey a Category C prison holding a maximum of 1,146 male prisoners and HMP Whitemoor HMP Whitemoor, a maximum-security prison holding a maximum of 458 male prisoners.

NHFT are experienced in providing Healthcare within the prison is provided on a primary care basis, but with a difference. We are an organisation that believes in delivering trauma informed care to make a difference for you, with you. We are committed to putting people first by delivering care with respect and compassion to improve lives. Our staff are dedicated to ensuring equality for all.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic pharmacist to become part of our extensive multi-disciplinary team. The successful candidate will support the provision of a safe and efficient pharmacy service to the prison's complex population. They will be able to provide leadership and will be an excellent team player who works closely with patients, the prisons pharmacy technicians, primary care/ wider health care multi-disciplinary team, prison service and healthcare representatives to ensure a comprehensive medicines management service is provided to prisoners who are serving a custodial sentence. This might include carrying out and supervising checks and audits, running Medicines Use Review clinics according to the needs of the healthcare service.

You must be excellent at communicating and have the ability to problem solve in challenging situations. Secure environment experience is especially desirable, but not essential.

About us

NHFT is an integrated primary care and mental health Trust, providing physical, mental health and specialty services in both hospital settings and out in the community. Because we put the person at the centre of all we do, we focus on delivering care that is as easy to access as possible. This means many of our services can be provided at home, work or in schools. We also provide health services to various prisons and detention centres in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the About You Section of the document.

Person Specification



  • Masters Degree
  • GPhC registration


  • Independent Prescriber



  • Knowledge and Fluency in the use of SystmOne
  • Developing and completing audits


  • Knowledge of Secured Environments Assessment Templates (SEAT templates)
  • Experience in writing and implementing Policies and Procedures.



  • Minimum of 4 years experience in leadership within Primary or Secondary sector.
  • Experience in managing a Pharmacy


  • Experience working in a secured environment

Employer details

Employer name

Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


HMP Whitemoor

Crow Spinney Lane


PE28 0SR

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