Senior Clinical Pharmacist (Advanced Practitioner) - PCN

Newham Health Collaborative


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Job summary

An exciting opportunity to be part of a dynamic PCN which is rapidly expanding.

Newham Health Collaborative are looking to recruit an experienced, enthusiastic and motivated Senior Clinical Pharmacist(Advanced Practitioner) to work in Docklands south - Newham. The post holder will be based in Tollgate Medical Centre. If you are committed to continually developing your knowledge and skills to improve patient care in General Practice, this is the role for you. We are looking to utilise and integrate the clinical skills of an additional Pharmacist into our General Practice/PCN team.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an innovative, forward thinking General Practice. We continue to develop our pioneering work and we are looking for a dynamic individual to join our team.

Main duties of the job

Qualifications & Experience for the role:

Minimum of 3 years post registration experience with General Practice experience

Certificate in Non-medical prescribing

Evidence of further education in clinical pharmacy is essential e.g. Completion of NHS Pathway Training for Practice Pharmacists or a Clinical Pharmacy Diploma (to apply for exemption from the NHS pathway training)

The post holder will ideally have have some experience of leading and managing pharmacists.

About us

This role is supported by Newham Health Collaborative who recruits, employs, and supports pharmacists working in General Practice to deliver high quality patient services. We are a GP federation representing all the GP practices within the Newham borough boundaries. This covers a population of approximately 400,000 patients. We are established as a limited company, wholly owned by our 47 GP practice members.

Since 1 July 2019, all the GP practices in Newham have come together in ten Primary Care Networks (PCNs).

Candidates offered a role with Newham Health Collaborative, who are aged 18 and over and who will play a part in supporting patient care as part of their role will be required to evidence that they have received a complete course of an approved COVID-19 vaccine, subject to limited exceptions, by no later than 1 April 2022. This will include front-line workers, as well as non-clinical workers not directly involved in patient care but who nevertheless may have direct, face to-face and/or incidental contact with patients, such as corporate staff including admin, receptionists, specialist staff etc. 

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder is an experienced pharmacist who would work with other pharmacists at the Tollgate Medical Centre and the PCN, as well as have mentoring responsibilities. The post holder will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in a patient-facing role. The post holder will take responsibility for areas of chronic disease management within the practice and undertake clinical medication reviews to proactively manage patients with complex conditions.

The post holder will provide primary support to general practice staff with regards to prescription and medication queries. They will deal with acute prescription requests, medicines reconciliation on transfer of care and systems for safer prescribing, providing expertise in clinical medicines advice while addressing both public and social care needs of the patient.

The post holder will provide clinical leadership on medicines optimisation and quality improvement and manage some aspects of the quality and outcomes framework and enhanced services. The post holder will ensure that the practice integrates with community and hospital pharmacy to help utilise skill mix, improve patient outcomes, ensure better access to healthcare and help manage workload. The role is pivotal to improving the quality of care and operational efficiencies so requires motivation and passion to deliver excellent service within general practice.

Person Specification



  • Minimum of 3 years post-qualification experience.
  • Have experience or demonstrate the ability to supervise others.
  • Previous experience of working in General Practice.

Skills and Abilities


  • An appreciation of the nature of primary care prescribing, concepts of rational prescribing and strategies for improving prescribing.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to competently use a number of IT systems eg. Microsoft office, EMIS, PINCER.
  • Demonstrates accountability for delivering professional expertise and direct service provision.



  • Commitment to continuing professional development.



  • Mandatory registration with General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).
  • Completion of NHS Pathway Training for Practice Pharmacists or a Clinical Pharmacy Diploma (to apply for exemption from the NHS pathway training).
  • Independent prescriber or at the final stages of working towards an independent prescribing qualification.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Newham Health Collaborative


1st Floor Vicarage Lane Health Ctr

10 Vicarage Lane


E15 4ES

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Date posted

15 December 2021

Pay scheme



£49,226 to £53,817 a year incl. of Outer HCAS(depending on experience)



Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number


Job locations

1st Floor Vicarage Lane Health Ctr

10 Vicarage Lane


E15 4ES

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