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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/05/2022.

Pharmacist - Medicines Advice at Home Team

Job Reference: 449-CP2031

Solent NHS Trust
£40,057 - £45,839 p.a pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic GPhC registered Pharmacist who is keen to work closely with patients in their own homes to join the Medicines Advice at Home team.

For this post, you will need to hold a full UK driving licence and have access to the use of a car.

The role supports the delivery of the Portsmouth Medicines Optimisation strategy for patients with unmet pharmaceutical needs in the community. It involves carrying out targeted reviews for patients with medication related problems to improve medicines adherence, minimise unnecessary hospital admissions and to reduce inappropriate medicines use and waste. Medicines Advice at Home is a well established team which works closely with GP surgeries, community pharmacies and a wide range of other health and social care teams. We welcome applications from Pharmacists currently working in either community or secondary care.

Job Responsibilities

  • Effectively respond to referrals to the Medicines Advice at Home team and undertake home visits to patients on our caselaod
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues within the team and in primary, secondary and social care services
  • Contribute to and manage referrals for inclusion in the CCG funded Concordance support scheme, including those for assistive technology
  • Support the management and leadership of the Medicines Advice at Home team

Personal Skills/Qualities

  • Enjoys working with patients and ability to relate well to a wide range of people
  • Good communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Good clinical knowledge
  • Good problem solving skills and an abilty to influence and negotiate
  • Ability to work well on your own as well as part of a team.


Job Specific Location/Base - St Mary's Community Health Campus, Portsmouth

Hours per week - Full time (37.5 hours) or part-time


For more information on the post, please contactJenny Winfield on 0300 123 6626 (Mon, Tues, Wed am) or Jen Etherington on 02380 540484 (Wed, Thur, Fri).


We will contact you via NHS Jobs if you are shortlisted for interview. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted before the given interview date; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders.Please be advised that we may choose to close adverts early should we receive a high number of applications.

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation – guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

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