PCN Pharmacy Technician

MKGP Plus Ltd


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Job summary

Pharmacy technicians play an important role, complementing clinical pharmacists, community pharmacists and other members of the PCN multi-disciplinary team. Pharmacy technicians are different to clinical pharmacists as they are not able to prescribe or make clinical decisions, instead working under supervision to ensure effective and efficient use of medicines. Pharmacy technicians core role responsibilities will cover clinical, and technical and administrative categories.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will help patients to get the best from their medicines by switching medications to agreed and approved protocols, improving repeat prescribing processes in General Practice, including promotion of repeat dispensing and online ordering, minimising clinical risk and aiming to reduce wasted medicines.

About us

We will provide a supportive learning environment

We will help you set out and revise specific educational goals

We will support you to receive CPD time commensurate with the requirements of your role

We will ensure appropriate clinical supervision

You will receive regular appraisals

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for full details.

Clinical Responsibilities of the Pharmacy Technician:

Undertake patient facing and patient supporting roles to ensure effective medicines use, through shared-decision making conversations with patients;

Carry out medicines optimisation tasks including effective medicine administration (e.g. checking inhaler technique), supporting medication reviews, and medicines reconciliation. Where required, utilise consultation skills to work in partnership with patients to ensure they use their medicines effectively

Support, as determined by the PCN, medication reviews and medicines reconciliation for new care home patients and synchronising medicines for patient transfers between care settings and linking with local community pharmacists.

Provide specialist expertise, where competent, to address both the public health and social care needs of patients, including lifestyle advice, service information, and help in tackling local health inequalities;

Take a central role in the clinical aspects of shared care protocols and liaising with specialist pharmacists for more complex patients;

Support initiatives for antimicrobial stewardship to reduce inappropriate antibiotic prescribing;

Assist in the delivery of medicines optimisation and management incentive schemes and patient safety audits;

Support the implementation of national prescribing policies and guidance within GP practices, care homes and other primary care settings. This will be achieved through undertaking clinical audits (e.g. use of antibiotics), supporting quality improvement measures and contributing to the Quality and Outcomes Framework and enhanced services;

Person Specification



  • Professional registration with GPhC
  • Meets the specific qualification and training requirements as specified by the GPhC criteria to register as a Pharmacy Technician; c. enrolled in, undertaking or qualified from, an approved training pathway. For example, the Primary Care Pharmacy Educational Pathway (PCPEP) or Medicines Optimisation in Care Homes (MOCH)
  • Evidence of continued professional development (CPD)


  • BTEC/NVQ level 3 or equivalent in pharmaceutical sciences



  • Demonstrate ability to influence and persuade partners and stakeholders of the respective merits of different options, innovations, new opportunities and challenges


  • Experience of working as a qualified, registered pharmacy technician in primary care, community or hospital pharmacy

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

MKGP Plus Ltd





SG19 1JQ

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Date posted

14 July 2021

Pay scheme



£26,580 to £28,580 a year



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