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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/09/2021.

Chief Medicines Information Officer

Job Reference: 158-21-272-IMT

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust
Digital Pharmacy
The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, Liverpool
£54,764 - £63,862

Chief Medicines Information Officer (CMIO)

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s leading providers of non-surgical cancer treatment, caring for a population of 2.4 million people across Cheshire & Merseyside, North Wales, the Isle of Man and parts of Lancashire.

Our flagship specialist cancer hospital in Liverpool opened in June 2020, supported by our hospital on the Clatterbridge Health Park in Wirral providing outpatient cancer treatment and supportive care, and our radiotherapy treatment centre on the Aintree Hospital site.

Together, working across three sites and operating specialist chemotherapy clinics in four of Merseyside’s district hospitals, we are able to deliver a comprehensive range of inpatient care, advanced radiotherapy, chemotherapy and other systemic anti-cancer therapies including gene therapies and immunotherapies. We also deliver a pioneering Treatment at Home and Work service; are the only facility in the UK providing low-energy proton beam therapy to treat rare eye cancers and host the region’s Teenage and Young Adult Unit, (supported by the Teenage Cancer Trust).

Working with leading experts from The University of Liverpool and the Cancer Research UK Liverpool Cancer Trials Unit we strive to stay at the forefront of novel treatments and techniques to deliver more effective and personalised treatments than ever before.

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre is seeking a Chief Medicines Information Officer (CMIO) to lead and develop further electronic prescribing and Medicines Administration (EPMA) within the Trust.

Working with the Chief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO), Chief Nursing Information Officer (CNIO), Chief Pharmacist and Chief Information Officer, the CMIO will ensure the implementation of the digital strategy supports the digitisation of pharmacy services.

The post holder will drive continuous clinical process improvement focused on patient safety and quality.

The Chief Medicines Information Officer (CMIO) will work as a senior leader within the Digital team, leading a digital pharmacy team. They will also have a key role within the Pharmacy Leadership team.

They will report to Chief Information Officer with professional accountability to the Chief Pharmacist. They will play an active role in developing systems to support safe and effective use of medicines leading on the development of ePMA, closed loop and the dictionary of medicines and devices (Dm+d)

This is a great opportunity for those looking to have a positive impact on the Digital Maturity of The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre.

This role may be for you, if you are:

  • Eager develop your leadership skills and have a keen interest in digital solutions.
  • Keen to take initiative and lead across clinical areas, supporting pharmacy and clinical teams through digital adoption

If you think this might be you, we are really looking forward to working with you here at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre


For further details / informal visits contact:

NameSarah BarrJob titleChief Information OfficerEmail addressjaneyouds@nhs.netTelephone number0151-556-5481Additional contact information

For further details / informal visits via MS teams please contact:

Sarah Barr, Chief Information Officer via


Please note, we reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified closing date, should we receive an overwhelming response of applications. We therefore encourage applicants to apply early if you wish to be considered for this post.

If you are successful you will be invited for an interview via email. Please ensure you regularly check your emails following your application and let us know if you have any problems. If you would prefer for us to communicate with you in a different way contact the Recruitment Team on 0151 556 5000 (main reception).

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to apply for this position and participate in our recruitment process please contact the Recruitment Team at the earliest opportunity to ensure that measures can be put in place to enable your application for this post.

The Trust is committed to promoting a flexible working environment supporting equality and diversity and the health and wellbeing of all our employees. The Trust aims for a workforce demography representative of the community we serve.

The Trust is proud to be a ‘smoke-free’ NHS employer. Applicants should be aware that that if successful in gaining employment with the Trust adherence to the Smoking Policy is contractual and staff are not permitted to smoke either during working hours or when recognisable as an employee.

The Trust is committed to providing high standards of both patient and staff experience. To support us in doing this the Trust, in partnership with Trade Unions has developed and embedded key values and behaviours that all staff are required to demonstrate throughout their employment. The Trust's values and behaviours support the Trust Vision 'to provide the best cancer care to the people we serve' and our Mission 'to improve health and wellbeing through compassionate, safe and effective cancer care'.

New entrants to the NHS will normally commence on the first point of the relevant payband.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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