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Lead Practice Pharmacist

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 pro rata per annum
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Part Time
Are you a Pharmacist looking to join a forward thinking GP Practice?

Do you share our values of being 'inspiring,caring, and working asone team'?

Do you want to work in a new and pioneering, integrated healthcare model that joins Primary and Secondary care to improve the healthcare of West Birmingham residents?

Then join us at Heath Street Health Centre.

We pride ourselves on being both innovative and bold as we plan and deliver services to our populations. This exciting opportunity will mean working alongside other members of the primary care team to support medicine optimisation within an extensive and diverse population. This will be done through various patient facing and non-patient facing clinics.

General Practice is constantly changing and it is an exciting time to join us and become part of our ever growing, supportive, and forward thinking Trust to support our local primary care networks.

Main duties of the job

A key role will be involved in developing a strong relationship with our local care homes and through activities such as patient facing structured medication reviews, outlined in the NHS Network Contract Direct Enhanced Service document. Clinical pharmacists are also key to improving access for out patients, there are a significant no of calls to the practice which are related to prescription or medication queries. The potential to improve patient care and experience in this area is significant - we want you to help shape this change!

The successful applicant will need to share the same high quality values of Trust we work with work as part of a team which includes GPs, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Nurse, Physician Associates, and Social Prescribers.

A strong interest in Diabetes would also be beneficial.

About us

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust (SWBT) is an integrated careorganisation with a budget of approximately �600 million and over 7,000 staff. Diversity and social care is at the core of what we do as the Trust provides Community and Acute Services to over half a million people in an urban centre that demands massive regeneration and has substantial premature mortality.

Our new acute hospital, the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH), opens in 2024 and will provide care to our local population from first class, purpose-built premises.As a result, the base of this role may change to MMUH from 2024 (or beyond). If this is applicable to your role, you will be informed during the recruitment process and continuing your application with this understanding.The development of the new hospital will play an important role in the regeneration of the wider area and in improving the lives of local people and reducing health inequalities.

We have three newly emerging strategic objectives:
  • Our People - to cultivate and sustain happy, productive and engaged staff
  • Our Patients - to be good or outstanding in everything we do
  • Our Population - to work seamlessly with our partners to improve live

  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details of what this role entails

    Person Specification



    • Significant post-qualification experience.
    • Recognises priorities when problem solving and identifies deviations from the normal pattern and is able to refer to seniors or GPs when appropriate



    • Independent prescriber
    • Completed or willing to enrol on to start 18-month training pathway (e.g. Primary Care Pharmacy Educational Pathway or Medicines Optimisation in Care Homes).


    • Clinical diploma

    Communication/Verbal Skills


    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Demonstrate the ability to communicate complex and sensitive information in an understandable form to a variety



    • In depth therapeutic and clinical knowledge and understanding of the principles of evidence-- based healthcare.
    • An appreciation of the nature of GPs and general practices.
    • An appreciation of the nature of primary care prescribing, concepts of rational prescribing and strategies for improving prescribing
    • Good IT skills
    • Able to obtain and analyse complex technical information
    • Able to work under pressure and to meet deadlines
    • Gain acceptance for recommendations and influence/motivate/persuade the audience to comply with the recommendations/agreed course of action where there may be significant barriers
    • Safeguarding and other mandatory training

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust


    SWB NHS Trust-Heath Street Health Centre

    134 Heath Street, Winson Green


    B18 7AL

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