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Head of Medicines Optimisation Services Morecambe Bay CCG

Job Reference: 877-CSU-1705312KR-A

Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit
NHS Morecambe Bay CCG, Lancaster
£61,777 - £72,597 pa pr

Head of Medicines Optimisation services – NHS Morecambe Bay CCG Lancaster Lancashire

The NHS is the biggest employer in Europe. It’s a world-renowned institution and an exciting place to work, full of challenges and opportunities.

NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit (MLCSU) is one of the biggest and best-performing commissioning support units in the country, with among the highest levels of staff and customer satisfaction. We work together as a team of over 1,600 expert staff based across the Midlands and North West to make a difference – for our customers, patients and communities.

Offering a full range of professional services to clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), hospital trusts, local authorities, integrated care systems (ICSs) and other public bodies across the country, our NHS values underpin everything we do.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Head of Medicines Optimisation, who welcomes a challenge, to join the Medicines Management Team in NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit (MLCSU). The position would ideally suit someone who is looking for a secondment into a step up role.

Our vision is to be pivotal in fully supporting the delivery of major improvements in health and well-being and we aim to be a great place to work, to be great people to work with, striving to be better tomorrow than we are today. Everyone matters to us: patients, staff and customers.

Morecambe Bay CCG represents 36 General Practices with 8/9 integrated care neighborhoods. The CCG understands the vital role for Medicines Optimisation in supporting the clinical and cost effective use of medicines. The successful candidate will be based at the CCG offices in Lancaster, Lancashire and have responsibility for leading on projects that address the safe and effective use of medicines across primary and secondary care providers. The successful candidate must be prepared to travel.

You will be a qualified pharmacist with post registration experience in a primary care, hospital or community setting. You will be highly self-motivated, have excellent interpersonal/ communication skills and possess project leadership qualities or experience.

To find out more about this secondment please contact Julie Lonsdale Head of Medicines Optimisation on 01253 956757.

What we offer

  • NHS Discounts
  • Car leasing - NHS Fleet Solutions
  • Extra days off for Volunteering
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Pension
  • Further Education
  • Training and Development
  • 27 days standard holidays + Bank holidays increasing to 29 after 5 years and 33 after 10 years’ service

Joining our inclusive and innovative team comes with a range of benefits including flexible & agile working arrangements, pension scheme and generous annual leave allowance. In return, we provide a supportive environment in which to learn and develop, with the opportunity to further your skills and career within an exciting and evolving environment.

With our training schemes and support networks, you will be empowered to play a leading role in the future of healthcare, whatever your specialism or interest. And as a member of NHS staff you will receive plenty of discounts from a host of restaurants and high-street stores too.

                 **************Interview date is 12/6/19****************



For further details / informal visits contact:
For further details / informal visits contact:

Julie Lonsdale Head of Medicines Optimisation on 01253 956757 or 07717423008


In the event of exceptionally high levels of response, we reserve the right to close the post before the closing date. You are advised to submit your completed application form as soon as possible.

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Additional information relating to the role can be found in the Job Description below. Please note that candidates will be shortlisted against the criteria outlined within the Person Specification (also below), therefore, to avoid disappointment please ensure you meet the requirements of the role before applying and that you are able to demonstrate these requirements throughout your application form.

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