Senior Clinical Pharmacist (General Practice)
Central London Healthcare (CLH) is the General Practice Federation for the Westminster area. CLH will employ a team of 4 Clinical Pharmacists to be integral members of the multi-disciplinary team working across 14 practices. The clinical pharmacists will provide expertise in medication reviews, support patients to manage long-term conditions through medicines optimisation and improve patient care by increasing communication between general practice, community and hospital pharmacy. This role is part of the 3 year NHS England Clinical Pharmacist in General Practice Phase 2 Programme which involves a training course with the Centre for Postgraduate Pharmacy Education (CPPE).
The post holder is an experienced pharmacist, who will develop, manage and mentor a team of pharmacists. 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 polypharmacy, especially for older people, people in residential care homes and those with multiple co-morbidities.
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.