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Advanced Specialist Pharmacist

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£52,963 to £59,360 a year Incl. 5% Fringe HCAS, pa, pro rata.
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

The Pharmacy vision statement is to help people recover and to keep people safe through optimal use of medicines.

This post presents a great opportunity for an experienced pharmacist motivated by the desire to improve patient care to establish this key position within North East Hampshire Community Mental Health Recovery Service and the multidisciplinary team.

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to work as part of a dynamic Community Mental Health Recovery Team. This team has won SABP awards for team of the year and partner of the year with patients and carers and was nominated again in 2023. This is a real opportunity to consolidate on the strengths of the team and develop it further within a strong multidisciplinary team. This is a large CMHRS that covers North East Hampshire and Farnham GPs in Surrey.

Main duties of the job

This post presents a great opportunity for an experienced pharmacist motivated by the desire to improve patient care to establish this key position within multidisciplinary teams.

The successful candidate will be an organised, flexible individual with excellent communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to work on their own initiative to:
  • Lead and deliver specialist clinical pharmacy service to Community Mental Health Recovery Services and showcase the benefits of having a Prescribing Pharmacist within Surrey and North-East Hampshire.
  • Build relationships with Primary Care and the associated GP integrated mental health service operated by the Trust thereby having a positive impact on patient outcomes.
  • Contribute to delivery of the services within the CMHRS

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Please note that we reserve the right to close posts as soon as sufficient applications are received.

Home Working Contract Only - Eligibility to high cost area supplement is conditional upon candidates residence and will be discussed on offer.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key Responsibilities
  • To lead in the delivery of specialist mental health clinical pharmacy services and to be integrated within community mental health clinical teams as part of a multi-disciplinary approach for addressing the care needs of people who use our services.
  • Developing a non-medical prescribing role with the view to independently complete medication reviews with patients.
  • Pharmaceutical care planning and clinical review of prescriptions including developing strategies for managing complex cases.
  • Involvement of people who use our services in decisions about their medicines to optimise treatment, support adherence and improve outcomes.
  • To provide expert pharmaceutical advice and respond to complex enquiries to consultants, medical staff, non-medical prescribers, nurses, and other members of the multidisciplinary team (MDT) and prioritise tasks according to the level of urgency.
  • To support identification and completion of physical health checks for people with severe mental illness.
  • Provide clinical supervision and professional leadership to members of the pharmacy and wider multidisciplinary team.
  • Provide expert medicines management advice and support and ensuring appropriate governance arrangements are in place for the management of medicines, including the monitoring of prescribing and medicines use.
  • To promote formulary adherence within the community teams, develop and lead on prescribing cost saving initiatives, including the transfer of medication prescribing from secondary to primary care.
  • Line manage and provide 1:1 clinical supervision for pharmacy staff recruited within Aldershot CMHRS as and when needed.
  • Be responsible for ensuring effective team working and development of good relationships.
  • To train and supervise pharmacy staff in training, staff in the wider clinical team, people using our services and their carers when needed.
  • Provide help and support to clozapine clinic, depot clinic with medicines related monitoring and queries.
  • To establish effective communication between service lines, and to facilitate effective liaison, responding to Advice and Guidance queries from GPs & community pharmacists as required.
  • Lead and developing clinical audit and applying quality improvement principles to drive improvement.
  • To develop and participate in the management of medication related clinics, including depot clinics, clozapine clinics and physical health clinics as appropriate.
  • Any other task as deemed appropriate by the Line Manager.

Person Specification



  • Pharmacist registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council, UK.
  • Degree in Pharmacy (MPharm or equivalent qualification) + one-year pre-registration/foundation training


  • Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society
  • Member of College of Mental Health Pharmacy



  • Significant post-registration experience of mental health, community and hospital pharmacy
  • Multidisciplinary mental health team working and making clinically appropriate interventions

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


NEH CMHRS Aldershot

Hospital Hill


GU11 1AY

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