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Lead Pharmacist for Community Mental Health Luton and Bedfordshire

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2024
The post holder will lead a team of pharmacists who work as part of ELFT community based mental health multi-disciplinary team across Luton and Bedfordshire. The lead pharmacist will provide clinical leadership on medicines optimisation, quality improvement and work in partnership to support medicines and safety priorities across the directorate.

Main duties of the job

Be part of a multi-disciplinary team providing care to mental health service users. Review medications and provide medicines optimisation and rationalisation to reduce risk and promote appropriate prescribing.

To act as a clinical role model and demonstrate the ability to provide safe, clinically effective and cost efficient use of medicines.

To be responsible for ensuring that clear policies, procedures and standards are set and adhered to in collaboration with other healthcare professionals, for the safe, effective and economic use of medicines.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the detailed information of job description and main responsibilities please see attached document.

Person Specification



  • MPHARM degree
  • Registered GPHC


  • Diploma in pharmacy practice
  • minimum 4 years experience



  • Experience in provide pharmacy services to mental health services
  • Demonstrate the ability to appropriately recommend, substantiate and communicate therapeutic options in mental health patients
  • Training and education Management of others
  • Demonstrate use of clinical audit to improve practice


  • Experience in delivering training at post graduate level
  • Supplementary/Independent prescriber
  • Diploma/MSc in Pharmacy Practice

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


Charter House

Alma St



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